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Altered avoidance behavior of young black ducks fed cadmium

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Abstract

Pairs of adult black ducks (Anas rubripes) were fed a diet containing 0, 4 or 40 ppm cadmium as cadmium chloride. One-week-old ducklings that had been fed thc same dietary concentrations of cadmium as had their parents were tested for avoidance of a fright stimulus. Ducklings fed 4 ppm cadmium ran significantly farther from the stimulus than did controls or ducklings fed 40 ppm cadmium. Such an alteration in behavior could have harmful effects on wild birds.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Altered avoidance behavior of young black ducks fed cadmium
Series title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume
2
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
419-421
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
First page:
419
Last page:
421
Number of Pages:
3