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Pesticide Residues in Fulvous Whistling-Ducks from South Florida
Richard E. Turnbull, Fred A. Johnson, Maria de los A. Hernandez, Willis B. Wheeler and John P. Toth
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 53, No. 4 (Oct., 1989), pp. 1052-1057
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3809608
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Thirty fulvous whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor) collected during 1984-85 from the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) of south Florida were analyzed for organochlorine and organophosphate contaminants. Contaminants were detected in 30 livers and 14 of 15 breast muscles examined. Eighteen contaminants were found. Levels of detected pesticides were below those known to pose direct threats to birds and humans; however, recent illegal use of some compounds was indicated. Sources of contamination were local but also may have been from areas outside the United States.
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