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

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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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