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Volume 15, Number 6—June 2009

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Avian Influenza in Wild Birds, Central Coast of Peru

Bruno M. GhersiComments to Author , David L. Blazes, Eliana Icochea, Rosa I. Gonzalez, Tadeusz Kochel, Yeny Tinoco, Merly M. Sovero, Stephen Lindstrom, Bo Shu, Alexander Klimov, Armando E. Gonzalez, and Joel M. Montgomery
Author affiliations: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru (B.M. Ghersi, E. Icochea, R.I. Gonzalez, Y. Tinoco, A.E. Gonzalez); United States Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima (B.M. Ghersi, D.L. Blazes, T. Kochel, Y. Tinoco, M.M. Sovero, J.M. Montgomery); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S. Lindstrom, B. Shu, A. Klimov, J.M. Montgomery)

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Table 1

Bird species sampled along central coast of Peru, June 2006–December 2007

Family Species Wetland, no. sampled
Total*
Medio Mundo Puerto Viejo Paraiso Villa
Anatidae
Anas bahamensis 44 10 54
Anas cyanoptera 37 20 57
Oxyura ferruginea 10 10
Mix†
46
38
115
30
229
Ardeidae
Ardea alba 10 14 24
Egretta thula 8 37 45
Egretta caerulea 10 10
Nycticorax nycticorax 4 4
Mix†
43
10
134
10
197
Laridae
Larus pipixcan 38 24 20 10 92
Larus modestus 67 24 10 101
Larus dominicanus 10 10
Larus belcheri 20 20
Mix†
53
16
65

134
Rinchopidae
Rynchops niger
79
19
10

108
Scolopacidae
Calidris mauri 10 21 31
Calidris alba 105 23 41 50 219
Calidris pusilla 31 31
Arenaria interpres 61 20 81
Numenius phaeopus

35
10
40
85
Charadridae Charadrius vociferus 6 10 16
Charadrius semipalmatus 10 10 20

Pluvialis squatarola
9



9
Recurvirostridae
Himantopus mexicanus

3

10
13
Threskiornithidae
Plegadis ridgwayi


39

39
Rallidae
Gallinula chloropus 30 30
Fulica ardesiaca
21
39
10

70
Pelecanidae
Pelecanus occidentalis thagus
86

56

142
Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
174
99
70
39
382
Haematopodidae
Haematopus paliatus
108
34


142
Total 898 607 600 300 2,405

*Does not represent the exact number because some were included in the mixed samples.
>2 species from same family.

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