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Helminth parasites of the bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, in Florida

Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington

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Abstract

Twenty species of helminths (9 trematodes, 9 nematodes, and 2 acanthocephalans), including 9 new host records, were collected from 40 bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from Florida. Intensities of infection were low and no lesions were attributed to the parasites. No species were considered specialists in bald eagles; 5 species were considered raptor generalists and the remainder, generalists in other orders of fish-eating birds. An undescribed species of Hamatospiculum was found in 3 birds. Most of the common helminths were acquired from eating fish intermediate hosts.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Helminth parasites of the bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, in Florida
Series title:
Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington
Volume
65
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
Helminthological Society of Washington
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
65
Last page:
68
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
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N
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N