Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes

Fields, Helen; Mitchell, Alanna
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings4heavy-metal-songs

Publisher:  Environmental Health News
Date Written:  28/08/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16961

Scientists have long known that mercury is a potent toxicant: It disrupts the architecture of human brains, and it can change birds' behavior and kill their chicks. But after extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury also alters the very thing that many birds are known for -- their songs.