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Causes of Mortality in Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in The Canadian Maritime Provinces, 1991-2016

Amélie MATHIEU, E. Jane PARMLEY, Scott MCBURNEY, Colin ROBERTSON, Helene VAN DONINCK, and Pierre-Yves DAOUST
CWBM 9 (2): 159-173

This article summarizes the results of necropsy findings on 420 bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from the 3 Canadian Maritime provinces over a 26-yr period. It shows that, as in other regions of North America, anthropogenic factors dominate the diagnosed causes of mortality in this species, representing close to 50% of the cases.

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