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Organochlorines, heavy metals, and the biology of North American accipiters

BioScience

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Abstract

Analyses of eggs of three species of North American accipitrine hawks for organochlorines and heavy metals indicate that contamination with DDE may be the primary cause of recent population declines of two of the species, Cooper's hawk and sharp-shinned hawk.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Organochlorines, heavy metals, and the biology of North American accipiters
Series title:
BioScience
Volume
23
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
300-305
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
BioScience
First page:
300
Last page:
305
Number of Pages:
6