Hematozoa of Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) of the Pacific Flyway, Washington
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Blood smears from 837 mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), collected during January and February from various locales in Washington during the period 1974-1977, were examined for hematozoa. Of these, 339 (40.5%) harbored blood parasites: Leucocytozoon simondi was the most common, occurring in 24.4% of the birds, followed by Haemoproteus nettionis (23.4%). Microfilariae were found in 14 birds (1.7%).
Clark, G. W. (1980). Hematozoa of Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) of the Pacific Flyway, Washington. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 16(4), 529–531. https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-16.4.529
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