Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird

@inproceedings{Eng2017ImidaclopridAC,
  title={Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird},
  author={Margaret L Eng and Bridget J. M. Stutchbury and Christy A. Morrissey},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Birds that travel long distances between their wintering and breeding grounds may be particularly susceptible to neurotoxic insecticides, but the influence of insecticides on migration ability is poorly understood. Following acute exposure to two widely used agricultural insecticides, imidacloprid (neonicotinoid) and chlorpyrifos (organophosphate), we compared effects on body mass, migratory activity and orientation in a seed-eating bird, the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys… CONTINUE READING