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Avian blood parasite infection during the non-breeding season: an overlooked issue in declining populations?

Jenny C Dunn12*, Simon J Goodman1, Tim G Benton1 and Keith C Hamer1

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1 School of Biology, Irene Manton Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

2 Centre for Conservation Science, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL, UK

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BMC Ecology 2013, 13:30  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-30

Published: 6 September 2013

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Summary data for variables split by year.

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Results from a GLM to determine whether infection by Haemoproteus, or any interactions therewith, is associated with either tarsus length or head-beak length. For significant terms, parameter estimates with SE are presented (contrasts for Month are against the mean, contrasts for factors with two levels are for the level stated and compared to the other level); for non-significant main effects, statistics are following reinsertion of the term into the minimum adequate model (MAM) and subsequent model comparison.

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