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Lead exposure and recovery rates of black ducks banded in Tennessee

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

American black ducks (Anas rubripes) wintering in Tennessee during 1986 to 1988 were tested for exposure to lead. Twelve percent of the birds had blood lead concentrations exceeding 0.2 ppm. Significant differences in the prevalence of lead exposure were found for adults (14.4%) and juveniles (8.2%). Exposed birds had higher blood lead concentrations at one study site, corresponding with a lower survival index.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lead exposure and recovery rates of black ducks banded in Tennessee
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
28
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 555-561
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
555
Last page:
561
Number of Pages:
7
Country:
United States of America
State:
Tennessee
Other Geospatial:
Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
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N