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Pesticide residues in eagles

January 1, 1969

Bald and golden eagles found sick or dead in 18 States and Canada during 1964-1965 were analyzed for pesticide residues. Residues in bald eagles were considerably higher than in golden eagles. Residues of DDE, DDD, and dieldrin were detected in all samples of bald eagle carcasses; other compounds found, less frequently were heptachlor epoxide, endrin, and DCBP, a metabolite of DDT. DDE was detected in all samples of golden eagle carcasses; DDD, DDT, dieldrin, and heptachlor epoxide were detected less frequently.

Publication Year 1969
Title Pesticide residues in eagles
Authors W. L. Reichel, E. Cromartie, T. G. Lamont, B. M. Mulhern, R. M. Prouty
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Pesticides Monitoring Journal
Index ID 5221257
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center