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Peggy Shrum

Peggy Shrum


Current research (PhD, Clemson University): Ecology, Habitat Use and Conservation Threats of Raptors of the Peruvian Amazon

Past Research (Masters degree, Clemson University): Analysis of Mercury Levels in Raptors Occupying Heavily Gold Mined Areas of the Peruvian Amazon

Clemson University
Taylors,  SC  29687  United States
Phone: 864-354-5953
Email: plsbirds817@yahoo.com

   Research Interests

Raptors of the Peruvian Amazon
Mercury Contamination
Birds of Prey as Bio-Indicators of Ecosystem
Amazonian Birds of Prey

Species of Interest: 
  • Plumbeous Kite
  • Double-toothed Kite
  • Great Black Hawk
  • Roadside Hawk
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • All Leucopternis species
  • Ornate Hawk-eagle
  • All Micrastur spp.
  • Bat Falcon
  • Orange-breasted Falcon


Shrum, P.L. 2009. Analysis of mercury and lead in birds of prey from gold-mining areas of the Peruvian Amazon. M.Sc. thesis, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Shrum, P.L., W.W. Bowerman, and R. Amable. 2011. More records of sympatry of Black-faced Hawk (Leucopternis melanops) and White-browed Hawk (L. kuhli) in Madre de Dios, Peru. Journal of Raptor Research 45:104-105.

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