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Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009

Dispatch

Genetically Diverse Coronaviruses in Wild Bird Populations of Northern England

Laura A. HughesComments to Author , Carol Savage, Clive Naylor, Malcolm Bennett, Julian Chantrey, and Richard Jones
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool, Neston, United Kingdom

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Table 2

Characteristics of wild birds that contributed to CoV RT-PCR–positive fecal pools*

Pool Source species Habitat† Age Sex CoV detected
1 Whooper swan Standing fresh water Juvenile M Whooper swan/UK/p3/2005
Whooper swan Standing fresh water Adult M
Whooper swan Standing fresh water Adult M
Whooper swan Standing fresh water Adult M

Whooper swan
Standing fresh water
Adult
F

2 Teal Estuarine salt marsh Juvenile F Anas/UK/p20/2005
Mallard Estuarine salt marsh Unknown M
Mallard Estuarine salt marsh Unknown M
Mallard Estuarine salt marsh Unknown M

Wigeon
Estuarine salt marsh
Juvenile
F

3 Pintail Estuarine salt marsh Unknown F Anas/UK/p33/2005
Pintail Estuarine salt marsh Unknown M
Wigeon Estuarine salt marsh Unknown F
Mallard Estuarine salt marsh Unknown F

Mallard
Estuarine salt marsh
Unknown
F

4 Pintail Estuarine salt marsh Unknown F Anas/UK/p71/2005
Wigeon Estuarine salt marsh Unknown M
Pintail Estuarine salt marsh Unknown M
Wigeon Estuarine salt marsh Unknown M

Wigeon
Estuarine salt marsh
Unknown
M

5 Red knot Estuarine Unknown Unknown Red knot/UK/p60/2006
Red knot Estuarine Unknown Unknown
Red knot Estuarine Unknown Unknown
Red knot Estuarine Unknown Unknown

Red knot
Estuarine
Unknown
Unknown

6 Oystercatcher Estuarine Adult Unknown Oystercatcher/UK/p17/2006
Oystercatcher Estuarine Juvenile Unknown
Oystercatcher Estuarine Adult Unknown
Oystercatcher Estuarine Adult Unknown

Oystercatcher
Estuarine
Adult
Unknown

7 Wigeon Estuarine salt marsh Unknown F Anas/UK/p42/2005
Wigeon Estuarine salt marsh Unknown F
Wigeon Estuarine salt marsh Unknown F
Wigeon Estuarine salt marsh Unknown F
Wigeon Estuarine salt marsh Unknown M

*Cov, coronavirus; RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR.
†Habitat type in which wild bird was caught for sampling.

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