Environ Monit Assess 2021 Jul 29;193(8):535. Epub 2021 Jul 29.
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024, USA.
Birds are widely used as bioindicators in monitoring programs in wetlands. We compare concentrations of seven trace metals and metalloids (TMM) As, Cd, Cu, Fe, Hg, Pb, Znin both feathers and blood in two flamingo species in two high-altitude wetlands in Bolivia, with different levels of anthropogenic point source pollution. Lake Uru Uru (LUU) receives discharges from mining operations, and also effluents from the nearby city of Oruro, while Laguna Colorada (LCo) does not receive contaminants from anthropogenic sources. Read More