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Volume 22, Number 7—July 2016

Surveillance for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus in Wild Birds during Outbreaks in Domestic Poultry, Minnesota, 2015

Christopher S. JennelleComments to Author , Michelle Carstensen, Erik C. Hildebrand, Louis Cornicelli, Paul Wolf, Daniel A. Grear, Hon S. Ip, Kaci K. Vandalen, and Larissa A. Minicucci
Author affiliations: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA (C.S. Jennelle, M. Carstensen, E.C. Hildebrand, L. Cornicelli); United States Department of Agriculture–Wildlife Services, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (P. Wolf); US Geological Survey–National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (D.A. Grear, H.S. Ip); US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (K.K. Vandalen); University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul (L.A. Minicucci)

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Wild birds collected (n = 104) for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus screening as part of MNDNR morbidity and mortality sampling efforts, Minnesota, USA, March 9–June 4 2015

Order* Family Genus and species Common name Count
Anseriformes Anatidae Branta canadensis Canada goose 8
Cygnus buccinators Trumpeter swan 3
Aix sponsa Wood duck 2

Anas platyrhynchos
Galliformes Phasianidae Phasianus colchicus Ring-necked pheasant 8

Meleagris gallopavo
Wild turkey
Pelicanus erythrorhynchos
American white pelican
Accipitriformes Cathartidae Cathartes aura Turkey vulture 1
Accipitridae Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald eagle 5
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned hawk 8
Accipiter cooperii Cooper’s hawk 6
Buteo platypterus Broad-winged hawk 1

Buteo jamaicensis
Red-tailed hawk
Gruiformes Rallidae Rallus limicola Virginia rail 1
Porzana carolina Sora 1
Fulica americana American coot 9

Grus canadensis
Sandhill crane
Charadriiformes Laridae Larus delawarensis Ring-billed gull 1

Larus argentatus
Herring gull
Columbiformes Columbidae Columba livia Rock pigeon 2

Zenaida macroura
Mourning dove
Bubo virginianus
Great horned owl
Chordeiles minor
Common nighthawk
Passeriformes Sturnidae Sturnus vulgaris European starling 10
Parulidae Setophaga striata Blackpoll warbler 1
Setophaga palmarum Palm warbler 1
Emberizidae Melospiza lincolnii Lincoln’s sparrow 1
Icteridae Euphagus carolinus Rusty blackbird 3
Quiscalus quiscula Common grackle 1

*1 sparrow not listed was identified to order Passeriformes.
†1 HPAIV-positive Cooper’s hawk confirmed on April 29, 2015.

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