Avian Birth Control Potentialities with Synthetic Grit

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MAN, in meeting his basic needs and cultural demands, often finds himself in conflict with other organisms. Throughout the world there are species of birds which create diverse problems ranging from crop damage to aircraft damage, with a consequent hazard to human life. Reports in the literature suggest several possible bird control procedures making use of digestible baits1–4. Wentworth et al.5, working with laboratory quail, suggest that spraying of eggs with mestranol may be an effective way to chemosterilize some birds.

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WENTWORTH, B. Avian Birth Control Potentialities with Synthetic Grit. Nature 220, 1243–1245 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1038/2201243a0

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