Effects of methylmercury and spatial complexity on foraging behavior and foraging efficiency in juvenile white ibises (Eudocimus albus)

@article{Adams2008EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of methylmercury and spatial complexity on foraging behavior and foraging efficiency in juvenile white ibises (Eudocimus albus)},
  author={Evan M. Adams and Peter C. Frederick},
  journal={Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={27}
}
  • E. AdamsP. Frederick
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Methylmercury is a globally distributed neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor, and teratogen, the effects of which on wildlife at environmentally relevant levels are largely unknown. In birds, foraging efficiency and learning may be sensitive endpoints for sublethal methylmercury toxicity, and these endpoints also may be biologically relevant at the population level. In the present study, groups of wild‐caught, prefledgling white ibises (Eudocimus albus) were raised in a free‐flight, open‐air aviary… 

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