Poison trials D1339

To: "michael norris" <>
Subject: Poison trials D1339
From: "Sandra Henderson" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 11:14:15 +1100
DRC-1339 (3-chloro-4-methylbenzenamine, hydrochloride)has been widely
used, esp. in the US, to control starlings, ravens and pigeons (marketed
there as Starlicide).  Couldn't see any studies (in my quick search) re
effects on parrots in general or cockatoos specifically - there are many
birds for which it has little effect (and its noted also that it seems
to have little effect on scavengers (mammals or other birds) which eat
the poisoned birds).  I did see reference in a 2005 conference paper to
Dr Steve Lapidge doing a review of possible non-target-bird-species
effects here in Australia - same paper also said "A multi-state and
-industry feasibility study of the likely safety for use and market
potential of DRC-1339 as an avicide in Australia is currently
(if you want to see that conf paper see p235 of

Sandra Henderson
Manager, Research, Coordination Support Branch
National Library of Australia
Phone: +61 2 6262 1481
Fax: +61 2 6273 2545

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of michael norris
Sent: Tuesday, 9 January 2007 10:22 AM
Cc: Birding-Aus
Subject: Fw: [Birding-Aus] Poison trials D1339

Dear Invasive Animals CRC

Would you please let me know about the project referenced in the email
below?  It was posted on the Birding-Aus mailing list this morning and
has caused some concern.

The mailing list can be viewed at

I could not find a reference to the project on your website, or indeed
D1339 anywhere on the web (including the APVMA site).

Michael Norris
Hampton, Vic.

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