Lead shot ingestion in two raptor species from Doñana, Spain.

  title={Lead shot ingestion in two raptor species from Do{\~n}ana, Spain.},
  author={Rafael Mateo and Rafael Cadenas and M. {\'A}ngeles M{\'a}{\~n}ez and Raimon Guitart},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  volume={48 1},
Diurnal raptors inhabiting wetland areas where waterfowl shooting is conducted have many opportunities to ingest lead (Pb) shot pellets when feeding on their prey. Exposure to Pb shot was studied in the Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti), an endangered species with a world population of about 150 breeding pairs, and in the red kite (Milvus milvus) from Doñana (southwest Spain). Lead exposure was evaluated by the presence of Pb shot in the pellets of both species. Results obtained by this… CONTINUE READING