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Table 3 Haemosporidian parasites detected by CISH in bird carcasses collected in Austria from June to October 2020

From: A citizen science-based survey of avian mortality focusing on haemosporidian infections in wild passerine birds

Case ID Host species Parasite species & cytB lineages Abundance of blood stagesa Distribution of
tissue stagesa
AH2017 Carduelis carduelis P. vaughani SYAT05 +
AH2138 Chloris chloris Haemoproteus sp. CARCHL01 +
AH2019 Fringilla coelebs Haemoproteus sp. CCF23 ++
AH2035 Fringilla coelebs Haemoproteus sp. CCF23 +
AH2036 Fringilla coelebs Haemoproteus sp. CCF23 +
AH2037 Fringilla coelebs Haemoproteus sp. CCF23 ++ Liver (meront) & pectoral muscle (megalomeront)
AH2038 Fringilla coelebs Leucocytozoon sp. BRAM3 +
AH2049 Fringilla coelebs Haemoproteus sp. CCF23, Leucocytozoon sp. BRAM3 + (H, L)
AH2050 Fringilla coelebs Haemoproteus sp. CCF23 +
AH2137 Fringilla coelebs Haemoproteus sp. CCF23 +
AH2141 Fringilla coelebs P. relictum GRW11 +
AH2024 Coccothraustes coccothraustes Haemoproteus sp. HAWF6, Leucocytozoon sp. HAWF7, Leucocytozoon sp.COCCOC01 + (H, L) Kidney (meronts) (L)
AH2025 Coccothraustes coccothraustes Leucocytozoon sp. HAWF7, Leucocytozoon sp. COCCOC01, Leucocytozoon sp. COCCOC02 ++
AH2034 Coccothraustes coccothraustes Leucocytozoon sp. HAWF7 ++ Kidney (meronts)
AH2023 Pyrrhula pyrrhula Haemoproteus cf. majoris EMSPO03, Leucocytozoon sp. PARUS25, Leucocytozoon sp. BT2 ++ (H), + (L) Gizzard (megalomeront) (H)
AH2018 Cyanistes caeruleus Leucocyotzoon sp. PARUS4, Leucocytozoon sp. CYACAE07 +
AH2033 Cyanistes caeruleus Leucocytozoon sp. PARUS4 +
AH2043 Cyanistes caeruleus P. elongatum GRW06 +
AH2011 Parus major P. elongatum GRW06, Leucocytozoon sp. PARUS4 + (P, L)
AH2022 Parus major P. elongatum GRW06 +
AH2032 Parus major P. relictum SGS1, P. elongatum GRW06 +
AH2039 Parus major P. relictum SGS1, P. elongatum GRW06 +++
AH2140 Turdus merula P. vaughani SYAT05 +
AH2149 Turdus merula P. vaughani SYAT05 +
AH2147 Botaurus stellaris Leucocytozoon sp. BOTSTEL01 + Proventriculus, gizzard & intestine (meronts)
  1. +: low; ++: moderate; +++: high number of blood stages detected
  2. –: no tissue stages detected
  3. a Letters in brackets refer to CISH signals obtained with genus-specific probes (H: Haemo18S, L: Leuco18S, P: Plasmo18S)