Effects of DDT treatments applied for tsetse fly control on White-headed Black Chat (Thamnolaea arnoti) populations in Zimbabwe. Part I: population changes.

@article{Douthwaite1992EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of DDT treatments applied for tsetse fly control on White-headed Black Chat (Thamnolaea arnoti) populations in Zimbabwe. Part I: population changes.},
  author={R J Douthwaite},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={1992},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={17-30}
}
Surveys of relative abundance were made in DDT-treated and untreated woodland in NW Zimbabwe using playback of tape recorded song. Chats were common in old stands of untreated mopane (Colophospermum mopane) and miombo (Brachystegia spp.) woodland but were less common in suitable habitat which had been sprayed with DDT at the rate of about 200 g ha(-1) for tsetse fly control. Population changes in the Siabuwa Communal Area were related to spraying operations over 3.5 years from July 1987 to… CONTINUE READING

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