Researchers Suspect Blood-sucking Parasitic Eyeworm Caused 2010 Quail Decline
Aug 25, 2014
OutdoorHub.com - Researchers from Texas Tech University say that eyeworms (Oxyspirura petrowi) may be responsible for the widespread decline of quail in Texas during 2010. It is no secret that quail have faring poorly in the Lone Star State for the past several years, but biologists and hunters were astonished to see a surge in bird populations early in 2010. Then, just as quickly as they came, the birds disappeared.
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