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Contaminants in eggs of western snowy plovers and California least terns: Is there a link to population decline?

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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Abstract

Patterns of reproductive failure in declining populations of several European and North American raptorial species were duplicated experimentally with captive American sparrow hawks Falco sparverius that were given a diet containing two commonly used organochlorine insecticides. Major effects on reproduction were increased egg disappearance, increased egg destruction by parent birds, and reduced eggshell thickness.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Contaminants in eggs of western snowy plovers and California least terns: Is there a link to population decline?
Series title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume
65
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Western Ecological Research Center
Description:
p. 42-50
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
42
Last page:
50
Number of Pages:
9