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1 July 1997 Hematozoa in Two Populations of the Threatened Red-billed Chough in Spain
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The prevalence of hematozoa in two populations of red-billed choughs (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) was sampled in 1992 and 1994 in Spain. Two blood parasites infected red-billed choughs. A species of Plasmodium, possibly Plasmodium relictum, and the piroplasm Babesia frugilegica, are described for the first time from this host. Low prevalence (1/178, <1%) of hematozoa in these populations, was evidence for a lack of effects of blood parasites on the life history and conservation of this threatened species in at least the two populations studied.

Blanco, Merino, Telia, Fargallo, and Gajón: Hematozoa in Two Populations of the Threatened Red-billed Chough in Spain
Guillermo Blanco, Santiago Merino, José L. Telia, Juan A. Fargallo, and Alvaro Gajón "Hematozoa in Two Populations of the Threatened Red-billed Chough in Spain," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(3), 642-645, (1 July 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.3.642
Received: 4 January 1996; Published: 1 July 1997
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