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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 2, 2001, pp. 175-178
Bioline Code: oc01024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 2, 2001, pp. 175-178

 en Prevalence and Intensity of Haemoproteus columbae in Three Species of Wild Doves from Brazil
Edson A Adriano & Nelson S Cordeiro


The prevalence and intensity of blood parasites in three species of wild doves were studied in the municipality of Junqueirpolis, in the western region of the State of So Paulo, Brazil. Three species of doves were surveyed: 331 specimens of Zenaida auriculata Des Murs, 1847, 62 specimens of Columbina talpacoti Temminck, 1811 and 57 specimens of Scardafella squammata Lesson, 1831. Haemoproteus columbae Kruse, 1890 was found in blood from all the doves species. The prevalence of this parasite was 100% in Z. auriculata, 51.6% in C. talpacoti and 19.3% in S. squammata. Specimens of Z. auriculata had a higher intensity of infection than the other doves species.

Haemoproteus columbae, Zenaida auriculata, Columbina talpacoti, Scardafella squammata, wild doves, Hippoboscidae

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