Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Platanus occidentalis
(American Sycamore) [Platanaceae]
(observations are from Snyder, Martin et al., C. Martin et al., Mu╠nzer, Belthoff & Ritchison, Dijak et al., Moorman & Chapman, Jackson, DeVore et al., and Schneider et al.)


Accipitridae: Buteo lineatus (Red-shouldered Hawk) [8.8% of the time large specimens of this tree were selected for nest sites in Missouri, large specimens of this tree were selected 33.3% of the time in Georgia] DTP1990 MC1996; Fringillidae:
Haemorhous purpureus (Purple Finch) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in E USA during fall, feeds on the seeds] MZN1951 Dv2004; Picidae: Melanerpes carolinus (Red-bellied Woodpecker) [this tree was selected 2.4% of the time for nest sites in cavities in Kansas] Jck1976; Psittacidae: Conuropsis carolinensis (Carolina Parakeet) [seed balls of moderate importance as a source of food] Snd2004; Strigidae: Megascops asio (Eastern Screech Owl) [this tree provided 1.0% of the roost sites for young owls in Kentucky & it had below-average preference for this purpose] BR1990

Castoridae: Castor canadensis (American Beaver) [the wood & bark of this tree are a source of food in Missouri] MZN1951; Cervidae: Cervus canadensis (Elk) [leaves & twigs provide 1.2% of the diet in Kentucky] SMA2006; Sciuridae: Sciurus niger (Fox Squirrel) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in Ohio] MZN1951; Vespertilionidae: Corynorhinus rafinesquii (Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat) [cavities of this tree are often used as roosting sites in Mississippi] Mrt2011, Nycticeius humeralis (Evening Bat) [cavities and/or exfoliating bark of this tree provided 3% of the roost sites in Michigan] Mnz2008