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Organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, and mercury in hawk, falcon, eagle, and owl eggs from the Lipetsk, Voronezh, Novgorod and Saratov regions, Russia, 1992-1993

Journal of Raptor Research

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Abstract

Fifty-two eggs (one per nest) of 12 species of raptors were collected in 1992-93 for contaminant analysis in three southern European locations in Russia. One Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) egg was also collected farther northwest in the Novgorod region. A high DDE concentration (27.3 ppm, wet weight [w/w]) in the Peregrine Falcon egg raised concern for the species in European Russia south of the Arctic Circle. Although a number of organochlorine contaminants were found in eggs of the other species, concentrations were all below known effect levels. Mercury levels were also extremely low. Nesting success in southern Russia in 1992 (only year with follow-up visits) appeared normal.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, and mercury in hawk, falcon, eagle, and owl eggs from the Lipetsk, Voronezh, Novgorod and Saratov regions, Russia, 1992-1993
Series title:
Journal of Raptor Research
Volume:
32
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Raptor Research Foundation
Contributing office(s):
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description:
8 p.
First page:
143
Last page:
150