Contact: Yvette Girard
University of California - Davis
Caption: Three band-tailed pigeons perch in Santa Barbara County. Researchers at UC Davis and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have identified trichomonosis as a key factor in winter die-offs and the population decline of this native migratory game bird.
Credit: Courtesy Dianne Ricky
Usage Restrictions: Provide credit.
Related news release: Die-offs of band-tailed pigeons connected to newly discovered parasite