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Organochlorine pesticides, lead, and mercury in northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) from the Rolling Plains ecoregion of Texas and Oklahoma

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Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) from the Rolling Plains ecoregion in Texas/Oklahoma were evaluated for organochlorine pesticides (OCs), Pb, and Hg. Of all OCs analyzed, only p,p'‐DDE and p,p'‐DDD were found in a few composite liver samples. Similarly, a small fraction of tissue samples had detectable levels of Hg (liver and breast) or Pb exceeding background concentrations (femur). Lead concentrations in a few individuals fall within the range associated with moderate toxicity. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved

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