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Residues in common flicker and mountain bluebird eggs one year after a DDT application

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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Abstract

Common flicker (Colaptes auratus) and mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides) eggs were examined 1 year after DDT application and showed a marked difference. Residue levels in mountain bluebird eggs were approximately 10 times higher than in common flicker eggs (5.29 to 0.58 ppm wet weight). These differences can be explained by disparate dietary habits. The mean level in American kestrel (Falco sparverius) eggs collected in the spray area at the same time was 6.42 ppm wet weight.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Residues in common flicker and mountain bluebird eggs one year after a DDT application
Series title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume
18
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
115-122
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
115
Last page:
122
Number of Pages:
8