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1 January 1976 BLOOD PARASITES OF SOME BIRDS FROM KENYA, TANZANIA AND ZAIRE
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A total of 647 birds of 146 species representing 41 families from localities in Kenya, Tanzania and Zaire were examined for blood parasites. A total of 242 (37.2%) birds harbored either single or multiple infections of Haemoproteus (16%), Leucocytozoon (14%), Plasmodium (5.4%), Trypanosoma (1.7%), microfilaria (2.9%) or a variety of babesioids and haemogregarines (4.3%). Occurrence of blood parasites was greatest in Zaire and least in Kenya; the occurrence of the different genera varied markedly between areas and between bird families.

BENNETT and HERMAN: BLOOD PARASITES OF SOME BIRDS FROM KENYA, TANZANIA AND ZAIRE
GORDON F. BENNETT and Carlton M. Herman "BLOOD PARASITES OF SOME BIRDS FROM KENYA, TANZANIA AND ZAIRE," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 12(1), (1 January 1976). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-12.1.59
Received: 15 May 1975; Published: 1 January 1976
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