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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Cornus amomum
(Silky Dogwood) [Cornaceae]
(observations are from Hamilton, Lagler, and DeGraaf; some observations may refer to Cornus obliqua, as it is sometimes considered a subspecies or variety of Cornus amomum)

Birds
Anatidae: Aix sponsa (Wood Duck) [feeds on the fruits & uses this shrub for cover] DGr2002; Bombycillidae: Bombycilla cedrorum (Cedar Waxwing) [
feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002; Emberizidae: Melospiza melodia (Song Sparrow) [feeds on the fruits & uses this shrub for protective cover] DGr2002; Fringillidae: Haemorhous purpureus (Purple Finch) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002, Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch) [uses this shrub for protective cover & nest sites] DGr2002; Mimidae: Dumetella carolinensis (Gray Catbird) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food & uses this shrub for protective cover & nest sites] DGr2002, Toxostoma rufum (Brown Thrasher) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002; Odontophoridae: Colinus virginianus (Bobwhite Quail) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002; Phasianidae: Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002, Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002, Phasianus colchicus (Ring-necked Pheasant) [feeds on the fruits] DGr2002; Picidae: Colaptes auratus (Northern Flicker) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002, Melanerpes erythrocephalus (Red-headed Woodpecker) [feeds on the fruits] DGr2002, Picoides pubescens (Downy Woodpecker) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002; Scolopacidae: Scolopax minor (American Woodcock) [uses this shrub for protective cover] DGr2002; Turdidae: Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's Thrush) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002, Hylocichla mustelina (Wood Thrush) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002, Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002, Turdus migratorius (American Robin) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002; Tyrannidae: Tyrannus tyrannus (Eastern Kingbird) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002

Mammals

Cricetidae: Peromyscus leucopus (White-footed Mouse) [eats fruits and/or seeds] Hm1941, Peromyscus maniculatus (Deer Mouse) [eats fruits and/or seeds] Hm1941

Turtles
Chelydridae:
Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) [probably feeds on fallen leaves or fruits] Lg1943; Emydidae: Emydoidea blandingii (Blanding's Turtle) [feeds on seeds] Lg1943
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