A total of 200 wild pigeons, 82 young and 118 adults, captured from 12 localities in Ankara District, were examined for blood parasites. Haemoproteus columbae was found in 57% (114/200) of the pigeons examined, and no other blood parasites were detected.
GICIK, YUNUS and ARSLAN, M. ÖZKAN (2001) "Blood Parasites of Wild Pigeons in Ankara District," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 25: No. 2, Article 6. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol25/iss2/6