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1 July 1997 MORTALITY IN FLEDGLING GREAT HORNED OWLS FROM BLACK FLY HEMATOPHAGA AND LEUCOCYTOZOONOSIS
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Black fly feeding alone and in concert with Leucocytozoon spp. infection caused mortality in fledgling great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) in the Yukon, Canada 1990 to 1991. These mortalities occurred during a year of food shortage corresponding with a decline in the population of snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), the main prey for great horned owls. We hypothesize an interaction between food availability and the consequences of host-parasite interactions.

Hunter, Rohner, and Currie: MORTALITY IN FLEDGLING GREAT HORNED OWLS FROM BLACK FLY HEMATOPHAGA AND LEUCOCYTOZOONOSIS
D. Bruce Hunter, C. Rohner, and D. C. Currie "MORTALITY IN FLEDGLING GREAT HORNED OWLS FROM BLACK FLY HEMATOPHAGA AND LEUCOCYTOZOONOSIS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(3), 486-491, (1 July 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.3.486
Received: 23 January 1995; Published: 1 July 1997
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