high prevalence of leucocytozoon spp. in the endangered yellow-eyed penguin (megadyptes antipodes) in the sub-antarctic regions of new zealand.yellow-eyed penguins (yeps) have suffered major population declines over the past 30 years, with no single cause established. leucocytozoon was first identified in yellow-eyed penguins in 2005. during the 2008/09 breeding season, a high mortality was seen in both mainland yellow-eyed penguins as well as those on enderby island of the auckland islands archipelago. a high overall prevalence of leucocytozoon spp. in association with a high incidence of chick mortality was observed during this perio ...201323361092
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