3 years ago

Case report: secondary poisoning in a white-tailed sea eagle caused by carbofuran

Hartmud Neurath, Susanne Auls, Oliver Krone


A juvenile white-tailed sea eagle found alive on an island in the Baltic Sea died due to a secondary carbofuran poisoning. At necropsy, parts of a raven were found in the eagle’s gizzard, including the stomach containing seeds with carbofuran residues. Illegal persecution using poisoned baits often kill scavenging birds of prey. However, secondary poisoning of birds of prey has been rarely reported in Europe. The report aims to raise awareness to include toxicological analysis in forensic examinations in cases of otherwise healthy and well-feed birds found dead with no obvious cause of mortality.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10344-017-1148-8

DOI: 10.1007/s10344-017-1148-8

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