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1 July 2004 Additional Observations on Blood Parasites of Birds in Costa Rica
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Birds from the Area de Conservación Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica were surveyed for blood parasites in June 2001 and December 2001–January 2002. Of 354 birds examined, representing 141 species of 35 families and 15 orders, 44 (12.4%) were infected with blood parasites. Species of Haemoproteus (4.8% prevalence), Plasmodium (0.6%), Leucocytozoon (0.3%), Trypanosoma (2.0%), and microfilariae (7.6%) were recorded. Twelve species of birds in this survey were examined for blood parasites for the first time. Several new host-parasite associations were identified.

Valkiūnas, Iezhova, Brooks, Hanelt, Brant, Sutherlin, and Causey: Additional Observations on Blood Parasites of Birds in Costa Rica
Gediminas Valkiūnas, Tatjana A. Iezhova, Daniel R. Brooks, Ben Hanelt, Sara V. Brant, Marie E. Sutherlin, and Douglas Causey "Additional Observations on Blood Parasites of Birds in Costa Rica," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40(3), 555-561, (1 July 2004). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-40.3.555
Received: 17 October 2003; Published: 1 July 2004
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