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Short-term effects of oil ingestion on American kestrels (Falco sparverius)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-18.2.235

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Abstract

The Mexican Ixtoc oil well blowout resulted in extensive oil contamination along the Texas Gulf coast. This oil posed a potential hazard to migrating birds including the endangered peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus). Laboratory tests with the American kestrel (Falco sparverius) indicated that the oil: water mixture gathered at the surface of the blowout site posed little acute hazard to falcons.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Short-term effects of oil ingestion on American kestrels (Falco sparverius)
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI:
10.7589/0090-3558-18.2.235
Volume:
18
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
7 p.
First page:
235
Last page:
241