Inter-colony differences in hepatic element concentrations of European flagship farmland bird, the Rook Corvus frugilegus, breeding in rural habitats in East Poland

Inter-colony differences in hepatic element concentrations of European flagship farmland bird,... •Analyses revealed exclusively one significant effect of rook colony location on concentration of Cd.•The highest concentrations of Cd were recorded in rookeries located in big size farms with large monocultural cultivated areas with intensive use of fertilizers.•Cluster analysis suggests that agrochemicals, are likely sources of rook’s tissues contamination. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Inter-colony differences in hepatic element concentrations of European flagship farmland bird, the Rook Corvus frugilegus, breeding in rural habitats in East Poland

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.027
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Abstract

•Analyses revealed exclusively one significant effect of rook colony location on concentration of Cd.•The highest concentrations of Cd were recorded in rookeries located in big size farms with large monocultural cultivated areas with intensive use of fertilizers.•Cluster analysis suggests that agrochemicals, are likely sources of rook’s tissues contamination.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Dec 1, 2017

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