Necropsy findings were reviewed from wild birds submitted to the Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos Archipelago between 2004 and 2006. One hundred and ninety cases from 27 different species were submitted, and 178 of these cases were evaluated grossly or histologically. Trauma and trauma-related deaths (n=141) dominated necropsy submissions. Infectious causes of avian mortality included myiasis due to Philornis sp. (n=6), avian pox (n=1), and schistosomosis (n=1).
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Parker, Patricia; Gottdenker, Nicole; Walsh, Timothy; Jiménez-Uzcátegui, Gustavo; Betancourt, Franklin; Cruz, Marilyn; Soos, Catherine; and Miller, R., "Causes of Mortality of Wild Birds Submitted to the Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz, Galápagos, Ecuador from 2002-2004" (2008). Biology Department Faculty Works. 92.
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