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1 October 1992 LEAD EXPOSURE AND RECOVERY RATES OF BLACK DUCKS BANDED IN TENNESSEE
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American black ducks (Anas rubripes) wintering in Tennessee during 1986 to 1988 were tested for exposure to lead. Twelve percent of the birds had blood lead concentrations exceeding 0.2 ppm. Significant differences in the prevalence of lead exposure were found for adults (14.4%) and juveniles (8.2%). Exposed birds had higher blood lead concentrations at one study site, corresponding with a lower survival index.

Michael D. Samuel, E. Frank Bowers, and J. Christian Franson "LEAD EXPOSURE AND RECOVERY RATES OF BLACK DUCKS BANDED IN TENNESSEE," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(4), (1 October 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.4.555
Received: 15 July 1991; Published: 1 October 1992
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