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Lead poisoning of a marbled godwit

January 1, 1991

A thin adult female marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa) found dead at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, was found to have 17 ingested lead shot in its gizzard. Its liver contained 51.7 ppm lead (wet weight). Based on these necropsy findings a diagnosis of lead poisoning was made.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1991
Title Lead poisoning of a marbled godwit
Authors L. N. Locke, M. R. Smith, R. M. Windingstad, S. J. Martin
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Prairie Naturalist
Index ID 1004067
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center