Four cases of tuberculosis are recorded in lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor) from Lake Nakuru, Kenya. The clinical, pathological and microbiological findings are given and the possible significance of the infection in this species is discussed.

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Present address: Clinical Research Centre, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, England


FAO Wildlife Disease Project—a project of the Government of Kenya supported by the United Nations Development Program with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations as the executing agency.