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Deliberate Misuse of the Organophosphorous Pesticide, Fenthion-ethtyl, to Poison Birds in Victoria


Filteen incidents of native birds being poisoned by deliberate misuse of the pesticide,  fenthion-ethyl were detected in Victoria between 1972 and 1982. A total of 1374 birds, representing 15 different species, was found dead at the 15 poison sites. Difficulties in assessing the numberoi birds being killed in Victoria by this pesticide are discussed.


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