African Dwarf Kingfisher (<i>Ceyx lecontei</i>) Photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi (IMAGE) Drexel University Caption Among hundreds of birds sampled during two months of field work in the southeastern African nation of Malawi, an astonishing proportion of the birds -- 79 percent -- were infected with haemosporidian parasites. Even more surprising was the number of novel malaria parasite lineages scientists discovered in Malawian birds. Credit Jason D. Weckstein Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.