Plasmodium buteonis

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Plasmodium buteonis is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium subgenus Giovannolaia.

Like all Plasmodium species P. buteonis has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are birds.

Plasmodium buteonis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium
Species: P. buteonis
Binomial name
Plasmodium buteonis


The parasite was first described by Paperna et al. in 2007.[1]

Geographical occurrence[edit]

This parasite is found in Israel.

Clinical features and host pathology[edit]

P. buteonis infects the common buzzard (Buteo buteo).


  1. ^ Paperna, I.; Yosef, R.; Landau, I. (2007). "Plasmodium spp. in raptors on the Eurasian-African migration route". Parasite. 14 (4): 313–322. doi:10.1051/parasite/2007144313. ISSN 1252-607X.  open access publication – free to read