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Blood parasites of American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and fish crows (Corvus ossifragus) in Florida, USA

Comparative Parasitology

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Abstract

Blood films from 46 fish crows (Corvus ossifragus Wilson) and 42 American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos Brehm) from Florida, U.S.A., were examined for blood parasites. Haemoproteus picae Coatney and Roudabush, Haemoproteus danilewskii Kruse, Trypanosoma avium (Danilewsky), and microfilariae of an unidentified filarioid were identified from both species of crows. An unidentified species of Haemoproteus and Trypanosoma ontarioensis Woo and Bartlett were observed in American crow blood films. Fish crow blood films contained Plasmodium relictum Celli and Sanfelice. Prior to this study, T. avium and P. relictum had not been reported from fish crows.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Blood parasites of American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and fish crows (Corvus ossifragus) in Florida, USA
Series title:
Comparative Parasitology
Volume
69
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 92-96
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Comparative Parasitology
First page:
92
Last page:
96
Number of Pages:
5