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Impact of fenthion on nontarget birds during quelea control in Kenya

Wildlife Society Bulletin
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Abstract

Two nesting colonies of Quelea quelea in Kenya, 10 and 40 ha in size, were sprayed with 40 and 100 L of Queletox (60% fenthion), respectively. Predatory and insectivorous birds were exposed to short-lived, but severe and potentially harmful, residues. In both colonies, quelea died during a 4-7 day period. In the larger colony, dead and dying birds were found over an area of ≤17 days after spraying, only 2 were found moribund, but based on cholinesterase depression, 16 of 23 raptors examined after spraying were thought to have been exposed. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Impact of fenthion on nontarget birds during quelea control in Kenya
Series title Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume 17
Issue 2
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 12 p.
First page 149
Last page 160
Country Kenya
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