Blood smear images of Haemosporidian parasites in Eurasian Jays from Hesse, Germany 2020/21


Blood samples of Eurasian Jays Garrulus glandarius (Corvidae, n = 16) were collected by venepuncture in Caldern, Hesse, Central Germany in the years 2020 and 2021 to check for the presence of haemosporidian parasites. Giemsa stained blood smears have been checked for the presence of infected erythrocytes by light microscopy (× 1000 magnification, light microscope PrimoStar86 Zeiss, Germany) and pictures were taken of some of the infected erythrocytes. The data contains images of Giemsa stained Jay blood smears tested positive for haemosporidian parasites (Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon). All individuals were infected with at least one haemosporidian genus. The most common infection pattern was a mixed infection with Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon, whereas no Plasmodium infection was detected in any of the samples of the Jays.

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Creator Schumm, Yvonne (ORCID: 0000-0002-7241-796X); Lederer-Ponzer, Naemi; Masello, Juan F ORCID logo; Quillfeldt, Petra ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts Crossref Funder ID LOEWE_Nature4 LOEWE priority project Nature 4.0 - Sensing Biodiversity
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 272 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (8.664W, 50.837S, 8.683E, 50.843N); Hesse
Temporal Coverage Begin 2020-05-20T11:45:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-07-21T18:40:00Z