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Modern pesticides and bobwhite populations

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Frank= Schitoskey Jr., Elizabeth C. Schitoskey, and Larry G. Talent

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Abstract

Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) are frequently used as test animals for wildlife tests of pesticides. The organophosphate and carbamate pesticides that have replaced the organochlorines have many desirable properties, but they span a wide range of acute toxicities and some of them affe,ct survival, reproduction, food consumption, behavior, and nervous system enzymes in laboratory tests. Applying these laboratory findings to the field requires assumptions about the severity of exposure in the field. Direct field measurements show that birds may be exposed to significant amounts of these pesticides or even more toxic degradation products under some conditions. Adverse population effects may also result from depression of insect populations during the seasons when bobwhites rely on insects for food.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Modern pesticides and bobwhite populations
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oklahoma State University
Publisher location:
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
iii, 96
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the Second National Bobwhite Quail Symposium
First page:
69
Last page:
73