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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 8, 2001, pp. 1173-1176
Bioline Code: oc01225
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 8, 2001, pp. 1173-1176

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Blood Parasites in Some Birds from Eastern Plains of Colombia
Oscar A Rodrãguez & Nubia E Matta


A total of 315 birds representing 75 species (23 families) from Villavicencio and San Miguel (Meta, Colombia) were examined for haematozoa. Fifty birds (15.9%) harbored blood parasites. Microfilariae were the most common haematozoans encountered, followed by species of the genera Haemoproteus check for this species in other resources , Plasmodium check for this species in other resources and Trypanosoma check for this species in other resources . This survey included 15 new host-parasite records and 8 species of birds that were examined for haematozoa for the first time. The prevalence registered in this research was similar to others recorded in the Neotropical region, but in sharp contrast with the prevalence of blood parasites in other major land masses.

birds, haematozoa, Colombia

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