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Levels of copper, zinc, and arsenic were analyzed in the Rook Corvus frugilegus eggshells from 43 breeding colonies located in different parts of Poland. The average [95% confidence interval (CI)] level of copper was found to be 8.13 (0.64–15.62) ppm, of zinc 13.81 (7.99–19.62) ppm, and of arsenic 32.57 (25.60–39.54) ppm. The concentration levels of these(More)
Concentrations of seven trace elements [arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), and cadmium (Cd)] in the eggshells of Rooks Corvus frugilegus, a focal bird species of Eurasian agricultural environments, are increased above background levels and exceed levels of toxicological concern. The concentrations of Cr, Ni, Pb, Cu,(More)
Although a considerable research effort has gone into studying the dietary pathways of metals to the bodies of laying female birds and their eggs in recent years, no detailed investigations have yet been carried out relating the properties of the biogeochemical environment at large spatial scales to eggshell trace element levels in typical soil-invertebrate(More)
The aim of the study was to demonstrate seasonal changes in the hydrolytic and transferase activity of neutral α-glucosidase, the level of glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides and total protein in the annual breeding cycle of the carp. The study was conducted on fish from a fish farm in Lower Silesia (Poland). Blood serum was collected from the heart in:(More)
We examined the concentrations of chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in Rook Corvus frugilegus eggshells from 43 rookeries situated in rural and urban areas of western (=intensive agriculture) and eastern (=extensive agriculture) Poland. We found small ranges in the overall level of Cr (the difference between the extreme values was(More)
Differences in element concentrations have been observed between embryonated and non-embryonated eggs of the Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus, presumably due to the resorption of calcium and other elements from the shell. To investigate this difference, we tested the hypotheses that (1) the distribution of elements in eggshells and egg(More)
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