Mercury concentration in feathers of Prunella modularis in spruce and dwarf pine forest
Levels of mercury contamination in bird feathers show some dependence of Hg contamination on habitat type or elevation. The aim of this study was to determine the level of Hg in the feathers of Prunella modularis from different habitats of the West Carpathians, Slovakia. No significant differences in the amount of mercury found in feathers was detected between spruce and dwarf pine habitats, and the level of Hg in the feathers also did not change with altitude.
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