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Lead poisoning in Canada geese in Delaware

June 16, 2010

Trainer and Hunt (9) stated that lead poisoning of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) had been reported from three states: North Carolina, Indiana, and Wisconsin. More recently, the Mississippi Flyway Council (8) cited suspected cases of lead poisoning of Canada geese in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland. Hanson and Smith (6) also cited cases in widely separated areas of the country, including Texas and Michigan. this paper reports lead poisoning among Canada geese in Delaware, and presents evidence that it is a recurring problem among wintering flocks of Canada geese along the Middle Atlantic Coast.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1967
Title Lead poisoning in Canada geese in Delaware
DOI 10.2307/1588302
Authors George E. Bagley, Louis N. Locke, Gordon T. Nightingale
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Avian Diseases
Index ID 5221282
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center