Mortality in robins (Turdus migratorius) due to avian malaria.

J. C. Beier, J. Strandberg, M. K. Stoskopf, C. Craft

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Abstract

Two juvenile robins (Turdus migratorius) died shortly after being captured in Baltimore, Maryland. Both had high erythrocytic parasitemias of mixed Plasmodium infections. Postmortem examination revealed large numbers of exo-erythrocytic malarial schizonts in the liver, spleen, lungs and brain of both cases. Avian malaria was considered the primary cause of death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1981
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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