Haemosporidian Parasites

The work titled “Survey of Haemosporidian Parasites in Resident and Migrant Game Birds of Illinois” reveals differences in patterns of infection and aggregation of Haemoproteus, Plasmodium, and Leucocytozoon spp. among different game bird species, both residents and migrants, in Illinois. For more details, see Annetti et al. 2017.  

Plasmodium hermani. ©Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory – Illinois Natural History Survey


Annetti KL, Rivera NA, Andrews JE, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2017. Survey of haemosporidian parasites in resident and migrant game birds of Illinois. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 8(2): 661-668. [PDF]