Tag: Lagopus lagopus

Identifying disease reservoirs in complex systems: mountain hares as reservoirs of ticks and louping-ill virus, pathogens of red grouse

Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) Science Article 8 abstract We examined the role of mountain hares in the louping-ill virus/Ixodes ricinus tick system to determine whether hares were reservoirs of these pathogens for red grouse. A field experiment, which involved reducing mountain hare densities was undertaken and changes in tick abundance, louping-ill virus seroprevalence and red […]

Seasonal infection patterns inWillow Grouse(Lagopus lagopus L.) do not supportthe presence of parasite-induced winter losses

Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) Science Article 4 abstract We examined the hypothesis that endoparasites ofWillow Grouse (Lagopus lagopus L.)affect host winter losses, by examining two samples ofWillow Grouse collected in earlyautumn and late winter. Body condition of juvenile birds improved from September toFebruary, but parasite-induced hostmortalities among hosts in poor conditionwere probablynot the cause. If […]

Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)

[order] GALLIFORMES | [family] Phasianidae | [latin] Lagopus lagopus | [UK] Willow Ptarmigan | [FR] Lagopede des saules | [DE] Moorschneehuhn | [ES] Lagopodo escandinavo | [NL] Moerassneeuwhoen Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Lerwa lagopus Lagopus lagopus NA, EU n Lagopus lagopus alascensis Alaska (USA) Lagopus lagopus alba […]