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Case histories of organophosphate pesticides killing birds of prey in the United States

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Abstract

Since 1982 when secondary. poisoning of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) was documented following the recommended use of famphur on cattle, the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has tested for organophosphate (OP) poisoning in selected birds of prey found dead. This report documents the circumstances for a number of. cases where birds of prey were killed by OP pesticides in the United States. Many of the cases were brought to our attention by the U S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Law Enforcement The cases may be divided into three categories: misuse, approved use, and unknown. Now that we are looking for OP poisoning of birds of prey, we are finding it more frequently than previously suspected.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Case histories of organophosphate pesticides killing birds of prey in the United States
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Sacramento, CA
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Raptor Research Foundation Symposium on the Management of Birds of Prey. International Meeting. Session 10. Second Raptor Research Foundation Conference on Raptor Conservation Techniques. November 1985
First page:
8
Last page:
9(abs)