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Recruitment failure in American avocets and black-necked stilts nesting at Kesterson Reservoir, California, 1984-1985

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Abstract

There was a high incidence of embryo mortality and deformities in black-necked stilts nesting at Kesterson Reservoir during both years of this study and in American avocets during 1985. The concentrations of selenium in eggs at Kesterson Reservoir were sufficiently elevated to have caused the reproductive problems observed. Selenium appears to be the primary cause of the recruitment failure of stilts and avocets at Kesterson Resevoir in 1984 and 1985.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Recruitment failure in American avocets and black-necked stilts nesting at Kesterson Reservoir, California, 1984-1985
Series title:
Condor
Volume
91
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
797-802
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Condor
First page:
797
Last page:
802