Heavy metal and selenium levels in young cattle egrets from nesting colonies in the northeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and Egypt.

@article{Burger1992HeavyMA,
  title={Heavy metal and selenium levels in young cattle egrets from nesting colonies in the northeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and Egypt.},
  author={Joanna Burger and Kirk Parsons and Tyler Benson and Tara Shukla and David Rothstein and Michael G Gochfeld},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1992},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={435-9}
}
Colonially-nesting species of herons and egrets breed mainly in coastal areas, along rivers or near other large bodies of water. Such areas are also preferred for human development, exposing nesting birds to various pollutants. From 1989-1991, the concentrations of heavy metals and selenium were studied in the feathers of fledgling cattle egrets Bubulcus ibis, a terrestrially-feeding insectivore, from New York and Delaware in the northeastern United States, from Puerto Rico, and from Egypt… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations

Lead and cadmium contaminations in feathers of heron and egret chicks.

Environmental monitoring and assessment • 2014
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Metal Levels in Shorebird Feathers and Blood During Migration Through Delaware Bay.

Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology • 2017
View 2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…