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Relating body condition to inorganic contaminant concentrations of diving ducks wintering in coastal California

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Takekawa, J. Y., Wainwright-De La, Cruz, S. E., Hothem, R. L., and Yee, J., 2002, Relating body condition to inorganic contaminant concentrations of diving ducks wintering in coastal California: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 42, iss. 1, p. 60-70.

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In wild waterfowl, poor winter body condition may negatively affect migration, survival, and reproduction. Environmental contaminants have been shown to adversely affect the body condition of captive birds, but few field studies have examined body condition and contaminants in wild birds during the winter. We assessed the body condition of carcasses from a collection of canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria) and lesser (A. affinis) and greater scaup (A. marila) wintering in coastal California. We used Akaike information criterion (AIC) to select the model with the best balance of parsimony and goodness of fit that related indices of body condition with concentrations of Cd, Cu, Hg, Se, and Zn. Total ash-free protein in canvasbacks decreased [...]

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