Lead poisoning of a marbled godwit

The Prairie Naturalist
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A thin adult female marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa) found dead at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, was found to have 17 ingested lead shot in its gizzard. Its liver contained 51.7 ppm lead (wet weight). Based on these necropsy findings a diagnosis of lead poisoning was made.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Lead poisoning of a marbled godwit
Series title The Prairie Naturalist
Volume 23
Issue 1
Year Published 1991
Language English
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 4 p.
First page 21
Last page 24
Country United States
State Montana
Other Geospatial Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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