Lead shot ingestion in waterfowl in Washington State, 1978-1979.

C. J. Driver, R. J. Kendall

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Lead shot were present in 4.3% of the gizzards of 10 species of waterfowl. Only gizzards of pintails Anas acuta and mallards Anas platyrhynchos contained lead pellets. The incidence of lead shot ingestion in mallards was 4.6% statewide. Mallards collected from western Washington had lead shot present in 4.1% of gizzards compared to 0.5% in gizzards of mallards from eastern Washington. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalNorthwest Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984


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