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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Acer saccharinum
(Silver Maple) [Aceraceae]
(observations are from DeGraaf, Carter, Veilleux et al., Mu╠nzer, and Zimmerman)

Birds

Cardinalidae: Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal) [feeds on seeds] DGr2002; Fringillidae: Coccothraustes vespertinus (Evening Grosbeak) [feeds on seeds & buds] DGr2002, Pinicola enucleator (Pine Grosbeak) [feeds on seeds] DGr2002, Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch) [uses this tree for protective cover & nesting habitat] DGr2002; Icteridae: Icterus galbula (Baltimore Oriole) [uses this tree for protective cover & nesting habitat] DGr2002; Odontophoridae: Colinus virginianus (Bobwhite Quail) [feeds on seeds] DGr2002

Mammals
Vespertilionidae: 
Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) [cavities and/or exfoliating bark of this tree are used as roost sites 5.3% of the time in Missouri] Zm2015, Myotis sodalis (Indiana Bat) [dead or dying Silver Maple trees (snags) provide 8.5% of roost sites for female bats in southern Illinois] Crt2003, Nycticeius humeralis (Evening Bat) [cavities and/or exfoliating bark of this tree provided 9% of the roost sites in Michigan] Mnz2008, Perimyotis subflavus (Tricolored Bat) [dead or live foliage of this tree was selected 8.1% of the time as a summer roost site by maternal colonies in Indiana & this tree has average preference for this purpose] VWV2003
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