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Distribution and prevalence of knemidokoptic mange in Hawai`i `Amakihi on the island of Hawaii

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Gaudioso, J.M., D.A. LaPointe, C.T. Atkinson and C. Apelgren. 2014. Distribution and prevalence of knemidokoptic mange in Hawai`i `Amakihi on the island of Hawaii. Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report. TR HCSU-0055. University of Hawaii at Hilo, 29 pp.

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Knemidokoptic mange was first observed on two Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi (Hemignathus virens) mist netted in Manuka Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on the Island of Hawai‘i in June 2007. Microscopic examination of skin scrapings from lesions of the infested individuals revealed the scaley-leg mite, Knemidokoptes jamaicensis. Continued surveillance at Manuka NAR (2007-2009) documented a 24% (15/63) prevalence of mange among Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi distributed from coastal habitat to 1,500 m above sea level (asl). From 2012-2014, we conducted an island-wide survey of wild passerine birds from several leeward sites (Manuka NAR, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO), Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Bird Sanctuary, and Kipahoehoe NAR) and windward sites [...]

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