Plasmodium SPP. in raptors on the Eurasian-African migration route

I. Paperna, R. Yosef, I. Landau

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Examination of blood smears obtained from raptors trapped while on migration at Eilat, Israel, demonstrated Plasmodium infection in Accipiter brevipes and Buteo buteo. The following species are described, from A. brevipes: Plasmodium alloelongatum n. sp., P. accipiteris n. sp. and from B. buteo: P. buteonis n. sp. and Plasmodium sp. for which we lack sufficient data for adequate species description. Overall prevalence of infection with Plasmodium spp. was very low: among 38 examined A. brevipes 5 % and among 56 B. buteo 3.6 %.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-322
Number of pages10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Accipiter brevipes
  • Buteo buteo
  • Israel
  • Migration
  • Plasmodium spp


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