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Aves, 11/4 | 1974 | 169-173

  Mass-mortality of Birds in the Netherlands.
Wattel, J.

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The organization of the Committee TNO for Research on Side - effects of Pesticides (CNB) as well as the type of inquiries performed, particularly by the working group dealing with birds and mammals, are described. The author evokes the case of the Sandwich tern at the Waddenzee ans the one of the birds of prey in the provinces of Drente and Zeeland which were the most dramatic. Afterwards, he gives a general account of the reasons of mass-mortality of birds in the Netherlands : organo-phosphorus and organo-chlorine pesticides, botulism, etc.

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