Journal article

Prevalence and diversity of avian haematozoa in three species of Australian passerine

Shandiya Balasubramaniam, Raoul A Mulder, Paul Sunnucks, Alexandra Pavlova, J Nevil Amos, Jane Melville


University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank R. Adlard for facilitating access to reference samples of avian haematozoa, and K. Rowe and anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on the manuscript. We are also grateful to A. Lill, N. Takeuchi, the members of the Birds Linkage team and numerous volunteers for assistance with fieldwork and diverse inputs. Samples were collected under permits from the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) (numbers 10004294 under the Wildlife Act 1975 and the National Parks Act 1975, and NWF10455 under section 52 of the Forest Act 1958), the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Schemes (permit authority number 2662) and under approval and monitoring of Monash University ethics processes (BSCI/2007/07). This research was funded by grants from the Australian Research Council (LP0776322), partnered by DSE, Museum Victoria, Department of Primary Industries (Victoria), Parks Victoria, the North Central and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authorities, and the Department of Zoology (University of Melbourne) and the Australian Academy of Sciences (to J. Melville). J. Nevil Amos was supported by a Monash Dean of Science Scholarship, a stipend from BirdLife Australia (Melbourne) and the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (ANZ Charitable Trusts), and S. Balasubramaniam was supported by Melbourne International Fee Remission (University of Melbourne) and Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne, scholarships and a stipend from the Department of Zoology (University of Melbourne).