Funding for this research was provided by:
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (PICT 2011-0045)
Universidad de Buenos Aires (Ubacyt W808)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-11-01
Received: 6 May 2019
Revised: 5 September 2019
Accepted: 13 September 2019
First Online: 18 November 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors declare they have no conflict of interest.
: Research presented in the manuscript was conducted in accordance with the Argentine law. The study was conducted under permit (202/12) from the local authority (OPDS, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina). All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed. As the experimental protocols involving handling of birds were of minimal impact, the University of Buenos Aires committee for animal care and use did not intervene. No nestlings died or were injured during manipulations, and experimental infection had negligible effects on nestling growth and survival.