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Survival of northern bobwhites in Georgia: Cropland use and pesticides

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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Abstract

At the end of 18 weeks during spring and summer in 1986 and 1987, survival was 0.5339 and 0.3709 respectively. Repeated organophosphorus insecticide sprays to crops in 1987 may have significantly reduced survival of bobwhites beyond that seen in 1986 when few pesticides were applied. Cropland use was high; birds were found less than 50% of the time in or less than 100 meters of field edges, thereby increasing their risk of exposure to toxic pesticides.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Survival of northern bobwhites in Georgia: Cropland use and pesticides
Series title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume
44
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
73-80
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
73
Last page:
80
Number of Pages:
8