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1 January 1988 Preliminary Report of Haemoproteus tinnunculi Infection in a Breeding Population of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius)
Victor Apanius, Carl E. Kirkpatrick
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Abstract

A population of American kestrels breeding in southeastern Pennsylvania was examined for hematozoa. Haemoproteus tinnunculi infected 17 of 23 (74%) of the adults. Parasitemia ranged from two to 252, with a median of 32 infected erythrocytes per 10,000. Parasitemia and body weight of female kestrels were negatively correlated. This parasite was not observed in the six juvenile or 38 nestling kestrels examined. Trypanosoma sp. was detected by culture in three of seven (43%) adults, but not in the six juveniles and eight nestlings examined.

Apanius and Kirkpatrick: Preliminary Report of Haemoproteus tinnunculi Infection in a Breeding Population of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius)
Victor Apanius and Carl E. Kirkpatrick "Preliminary Report of Haemoproteus tinnunculi Infection in a Breeding Population of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(1), 150-153, (1 January 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.1.150
Received: 27 October 1986; Published: 1 January 1988
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American kestrels
body weight
Falco sparverius
Haemoproteus tinnunculi
hematozoa
parasitemia
prevalence
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