Haemoproteus tinnunculus in the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Science Article 2


Unspecified species of Haemoproteus have been recorded from American Kestrels in Texas, Colorado and Panama; and Haemoproteus elani de Mello, 1935 has been recorded from kestrels in Oklahoma. However, there are no published identifications of Haemoproteus tinnunculus in this avian host in North America. This investigation reports the presence of thisparasite in kestrels.

P. J. Maloney, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 20(1), 1984, pp 57-58

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