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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Cornus sericea
(Red-Osier Dogwood) [Cornaceae]
(observations are from Martin et al., Bennetts, Romain et al., Mosnier et al., DeGraaf, and Noyce & Coy)

Birds
Bombycillidae: Bombycllia cedrorum (Cedar Waxwing) [
feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002; Corvidae: Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Robin) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] DGr2002; Emberizidae: Melopspiza melodia (Song Sparrow) [feeds on the fruits] DGr2002, Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow) [feeds on the fruits] 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 & preferred site for nests] DGr2002; Mimidae: Dumetella carolinensis (Gray Catbird) [feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food] 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 fruits in Wisconsin & Ontario during fall & winter, feeds on the fruits as a preferred source of food & uses this shrub for protective cover] Bnn1900 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 & uses this shrub for protective cover] 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; Turdidae: Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's 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

Cervidae: Alces americanus (American Moose) [foliage & twigs of this shrub comprises 5-10% of the diet in Isle Royale of Michigan] MZN1951; Leporidae: Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail) [bark comprises 2-5% of the diet in Iowa] MZN1951; Ursidae: Ursus americanus (American Black Bear) [fruits occur in the diet about 3% of the time in Ontario, fruits are a major item in the diet in Quebec during the summer, feeds on the fruits in Minnesota] ROA2013 MOC2008 NC1990
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