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1 October 1974 AVIAN HEMATOZOA OF SOME UGANDAN BIRDS
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The hematozoa occurring in 217 of 922 Ugandan birds of 107 species is reported. Species of Haemoproteus were the most prevalent blood parasite, occurring in 82% of the infected birds. The other groups of avian hematozoa encountered, namely Leucocytozoon (6%), Plasmodium (5%), Trypanosoma (7%) and microfilaria (6%), were virtually identical in their rate of occurrence in the bird population. Multiple infections (6.9%) were uncommon. The highest prevalence of blood parasites were recorded in the Zosteropidae (80%) and Ploceidae (56%). Birds showed blood parasitaemias throughout the year, but the peak prevalence was in October, suggesting that vectors were most active at this time.

BENNETT, OKIA, and CAMERON: AVIAN HEMATOZOA OF SOME UGANDAN BIRDS
GORDON F. BENNETT, NATHAN O. OKIA, and MARILYN F. CAMERON "AVIAN HEMATOZOA OF SOME UGANDAN BIRDS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 10(4), (1 October 1974). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-10.4.458
Received: 18 June 1974; Published: 1 October 1974
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