Aldrin poisoning of Sarus cranes (Grus antigone) and a few granivorous birds in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India

  title={Aldrin poisoning of Sarus cranes (Grus antigone) and a few granivorous birds in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India},
  author={Subramanian Muralidharan},
Between 1987–88 and 1989–90, 18 Sarus cranes (Grus antigone), more than 50 collared doves (Streptopelia decaocto) and a few blue rock pigeons (Columba livia) were found dead during winter in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, which coincided with the application of aldrin in the crop fields around the Park. Brain tissue of Sarus cranes, collared doves and blue rock pigeons contained an average of 19.33 (3.56–43.46), 15.19 (7.40–20.70), and 20.42 (14.61–26.23) ppm, wet weight, of dieldrin… 

Conservation of the threatened Sarus Crane Grus antigone (Linnaeus, 1758) around Alwara Lake in Kaushambi District, Uttar Pradesh, India

The present study deals with the distribution and conservation of the globally threatened Sarus Crane Grus antigone in Alwara Lake of district Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It proved to be an

Incidences of mortality of Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus due to pesticide poisoning in India and accumulation pattern of chlorinated pesticides in tissues of the same species collected from Ahmedabad and Coimbatore

Birds which died due to kite string injuries in Ahmedabad and accidents in Coimbatore were tested for residues of chlorinated pesticides, namely hexachlorocyclohexane, HCH, dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, endosulfan, heptachlor, dicofol, dieldrin and cholipyrifos.

Conservation and Management of Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo at Kheechan in Rajasthan

This chapter describes a wonderful migratory bird of the western Rajasthan, the Demoiselle Crane. Found at Kheechan village in Jodhpur district, this is the second most abundant population of the

Monitoring of organochlorine pesticides in and around Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India

Assessment of the organochlorine pesticide residues in the sediments inside and around Keoladeo National Park shows that samples were contaminated with the above mentioned pesticides and that Eco-friendly agriculture practices with minimal use of inorganic chemicals are suggested to minimize the pesticide residue levels in the park.

Organochlorine Pesticide Residues Among Colonial Nesting Birds in Tamil Nadu, India: A Maiden Assessment from Their Breeding Grounds

Concentrations of DDT and its metabolites, HCH and isomers, dieldrin, and heptachlor epoxide were lower than the concentrations reported for various species of birds elsewhere in India, and OCP results in this study were below threshold limits.

Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Various Tissues of Waterbirds in Nalabana Bird Sanctuary, Chilika Lake, Orissa, India

  • V. Dhananjayan
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
  • 2012
Although varying levels of residues were detected among tissues, PCBs do not appear to be responsible for the mass mortality of waterfowl, and the need for additional research is heightened when considering that some of the birds are classified as a globally protected species by the international bodies.

Gyps Vultures in the Indian Subcontinent: an overview

Experimental demonstration that doses of diclofenac recommended for domestic livestock would induce visceral gout and rapid death of captive vultures, and histological lesions identical to those observed in birds that had died with visceral gouts in the wild, further support the conclusion that the use in veterinary medicine of dICl ofenac, and probably also of related drugs, has caused the high rate of mortalities that has produced the population collapses of these species.

Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Sediment Cores of Sunderban Wetland, Northeastern Part of Bay of Bengal, India, and Their Ecotoxicological Significance

The prevailing sequence of DDT metabolites indicates an active degradation of the parent compound in the sediments and/or inputs of already degraded pp’DDT to the region.

Levels of Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Blood Plasma of Various Species of Birds from India

The presence of residues in birds over the years (2005–2007) indicates continued exposure to organochlorine compounds, and continuous monitoring is recommended to facilitate the early identification of risks to the survival of a species.



Mortality from the pesticides aldrin and dieldrin in British Sparrowhawks and Kestrels

The proportion of deaths attributed to HEOD declined between 1963–75 and 1976–86, following a marked reduction in aldrin-dieldrin use, and fell to nil in 1987–90, when a Aldrin and dieldrin were withdrawn altogether.

Tissue residues of dieldrin in relation to mortality in birds and mammals

Brain residues of 4 or 5 ppm (wet weight) or higher indicate that the animal was in the known danger zone and may have died from dieldrin, and brain residues averaged lower in wild than in experimental animals.

Deaths of owls traced to insecticide-treated timber

It is reported that a significant proportion of the dead owls contained dieldrin residue, which could be traced back to the mice on which they were fed, and in turn to the sawdust used as bedding for the mice.

Dieldrin Mortality of Lesser Snow Geese in Missouri

Evidence is provided that snow geese died during migration through western Missouri from aldrin-dieldrin poisoning, and that the most probable source of exposure was on wintering areas of southeast Texas.

Residues of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls and autopsy data for bald eagles, 1971-72.

Thirty-seven bald eagles found sick or dead in 18 States during 1971-72 were analyzed for organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's). DDE and PCB's were detected in all bald

An orientational survey on the side-effects and environmental distribution of insecticides used in tsetse-control in Africa

  • J. KoemanJ. Pennings
  • Environmental Science
    Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology
  • 1970
This study dials with the environmental distribution and side-effects of dieldrin and DDT used in tsetse-control in Kenya and Nigeria.

Pesticide Residues in Birds and Mammals

Chemicals have long been used as tools to prevent insects from making undue inroads into man’s food supply and to break the vector chain for diseases carried by insects to man and domestic animals.