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The prevalence of coccidian parasites in passerine birds from South America.

  title={The prevalence of coccidian parasites in passerine birds from South America.},
  author={Thomas E. McQuistion},
  journal={Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science},
  • T. McQuistion
  • Published 2000
  • Biology
  • Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science
Fecal samples were collected from 655 passerine birds representing 190 species from 13 collection sites in Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina from August, 1990 - August, 1997. The fecal samples were stored in 2.5% K 2 Cr 2 O 7 and examined for coccidian oocysts within six weeks after collection. The overall prevalence of coccidian parasites in the samples was 20.9% (137/655). The one-sample test of equality of proportions was applied to the prevalence data comparing host behavior, habitat… Expand

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