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1 June 2005 A Cause of Mortality for Aerial Insectivores?
Muir D. Eaton, Daniel L. Hernández
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A male Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) was found dead on 15 April 2004, hanging from a piece of monofilament fishing line over the Kinnikinic River near River Falls, Wisconsin (Pierce County). The individual was hooked through the tongue by a fly-fishing lure. Although fishing tackle has been reported as a cause of mortality for several aquatic bird species, further research is needed to determine whether abandoned trout-fishing lures represent a significant threat to aerial insectivores.

Muir D. Eaton and Daniel L. Hernández "A Cause of Mortality for Aerial Insectivores?," The Wilson Bulletin 117(2), 196-198, (1 June 2005). https://doi.org/10.1676/04-090
Received: 13 September 2004; Accepted: 1 February 2005; Published: 1 June 2005
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