Orange-bellied parrots

Subject: Orange-bellied parrots
From: (Shane Raidal)
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 1996 18:55:56 +0800
This is a request to all those twitchers spotting orange-bellied parrots.  
The species is endemically infected with psittacine circovirus.  This virus 
causes feathering abnormalities and immune system destruction.  The feather 
changes are subtle at first and gradually become worse.  Could twitchers 
that notice (or have noticed) bedraggled OBP's in the wild drop me an email 


Dr Shane Raidal BVSc PhD MACVSc (Avian Health)
Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology
School of Veterinary Studies                
Murdoch University                              phone:  +61 9360 2418
Perth,WA, 6150                                            fax:   +61 9310 4144  
Australia                       email:  

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