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J Wildl Dis. 1985 Jan;21(1):1-6.

Hematozoa of raptors from southern New Jersey and adjacent areas.

Abstract

Blood smears from 259 birds of 12 species, representing four families of raptors, from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia were examined for blood parasites. Infected birds constituted 59.1% of the total. Birds were infected with one or more of the following genera of protozoa: Leucocytozoon (43.2%); Haemoproteus (21.6%); Plasmodium (1.2%); and Trypanosoma (1.2%). Blood culture of 142 raptors of 11 species for Trypanosoma revealed a prevalence of 41.5%. Plasmodium circumflexum is reported for the first time in Accipiter striatus, and Trypanosoma sp. in Buteo jamaicensis.

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