ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2009, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 297–300. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2009. Original Russian Text © V.N. Ryzhanovskii, 2009, published in Ekologiya, 2009, No. 4, pp. 314–317. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Avifauna of Northern Western Siberia As a Medium for Bird Flu Transmission V. N. Ryzhanovskii Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received July 2, 2007 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413609040110 Key words: bird fauna, Western Siberia, bird ﬂu. It is generally accepted that the main natural reser- ble scaup ducks (Aythya marila). In late June and voir of inﬂuenza viruses is in Southeast Asia, where- August, feeble individuals regularly occurred in aggre- from strains A/Singapore/57, A/Hong Kong/68, and gations of scoter ducks (Melanitta nigra) in this bay, recent “A/H5N1” have originated. Waterfowl and wad- and mortality among these birds was also signiﬁcant. ers wintering in this region spread the viruses over the In October, after its the coastal zone froze up, reindeer Paciﬁc (L’vov and Il’ichev, 1979). The list of such birds herders found many dead long-tailed ducks (Clangula is long enough, but there are no less birds that winter in hyemalis).
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Published: Jul 11, 2009
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