Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Carya ovata
(Shagbark Hickory) [Juglandaceae]
(observations are from Hamilton, DeGraaf, Krynak, Carter, C. Martin et al., Zimmerman, Belthoff & Ritchison, Jackson, and Schneider et al.)

Certhiidae: Certhia americana (Brown Creeper) [uses this tree for protective cover & nest sites behind its curling bark] DGr2002; Picidae: Melanerpes carolinus  (Red-bellied Woodpecker) [this tree was selected 7.3% of the time for nest sites in cavities in Kansas] Jck1976;
Strigidae: Megascops asio (Eastern Screech Owl) [this tree provided 12.9% of the roost sites for young owls in Kentucky & it had average preference for this purpose] BR1990


Cervus canadensis (Elk) [leaves & twigs provide 2.3% of the diet in Kentucky] SMA2006; Cricetidae: Peromyscus leucopus (White-footed Mouse) [eats nuts of this tree] Hm1941, Peromyscus maniculatus (Deer Mouse) [eats nuts of this tree] Hm1941; Vespertilionidae: Corynorhinus rafinesquii (Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat) [cavities of this tree are used for roosting sites in Mississippi] Mrt2011, Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) [cavities and/or exfoliating bark of this tree are used as roost sites 21.1% of the time in Missouri] Zm2015, Myotis sodalis (Indiana Bat) [uses large living trees of Shagbark Hickory as summer roost sites in Ohio by hiding behind exfoliating bark, dead or living Shagbark Hickory trees provide 2.1% of summer roost sites for female bats & 50% of summer roost sites for male bats in southern Illinois] Kr2010 Crt2003