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Mercury - the invisible contaminant that could be driving population declines among migratory shorebirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Over one-third of the sampled shorebirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway are facing Hg risk. Tringa genus in South China was at the highest risk. Feather Hg was best explained by feathers' moulting region, while habitat preference, diet, and forage stratum were less important.
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