Blood parasites from California ducks and geese

Journal of Parasitology



Blood smears were procured from 1,011 geese and ducks of 19 species from various locations in California. Parasites were found in 28 individuals. The parasites observed included Haemoproteus hermani, Leucocytozoon simondi, microfilaria, Plasmodium relictum (=P. biziurae), and Plasmodium sp. with elongate gametocytes. This is the first report of a natural infection with a Plasmodium in North American wild ducks.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Blood parasites from California ducks and geese
Series title Journal of Parasitology
Volume 37
Issue 3
Year Published 1951
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 280-282
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Parasitology
First page 280
Last page 282