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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.89 no.4 Rio de Janeiro Oct./Dec. 1994 

Trypanosomes of some Fennoscandian birds

Gordon F. Bennett1 

Pirkko Siikamäki2 

Osmo Rätti2 

Klas Allander3 

Lars Gustafsson3 

Debbie Squires-Parsons1 

Memorial University of New-foundland, Department of Biology, International Reference Centre for Avian, St. John's, Canada

University of Jyväskylä, Department of Zoology, Jyväskylä, Finland

Uppsala University, Department of Zoology, Uppsala, Sweden


Linear measurements and derived indices of trypanosomes from species of Fennoscandian birds were compared to those reported form Trypanosoma avium, T. everetti, T. ontarioensis and T. paddae. The trypanosomes encountered in the Fennoscandian birds were identified as T. avium from Tengmalm's owl Aegolius funereus and the pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca, T. everetti from the great tit Parus major and collared flycatcher F. albicollis and T. ontarioensis from the collared flycatcher; T. paddae was not seen.

Key words: Trypanosoma; measurements; indices; owls; passerines


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