We assessed hematozoa infection in Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) at two areas in Alaska. No Haemoproteus or Plasmodium species were detected. Leucocytozoon prevalence was 6.5% for adults across sites and 41.9% for juveniles sampled in the Arctic, providing evidence for local transmission. All Leucocytozoon haplotypes were previously detected in waterfowl.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Evidence for haemosporidian parasite infections in Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) sampled in Alaska during the breeding season|
|Series title||Journal of Wildlife Diseases|
|Publisher||Wildlife Disease Association|
|Contributing office(s)||Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB|