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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Sorghum bicolor
(Cultivated Sorghum) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Lewis, Schwartz, Martin et al., Houtcooper, Whitaker, Korschgen, Bellrose, Bennetts, and Havera; Sorghum vulgare is a scientific synonym of this grass)

Birds

Alaudidae: Eremophila alpestris (Horned Lark) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in eastern USA] MZN1951; Anatidae: Anas acuta (Northern Pintail) [feeds on seeds] Blr1942, Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard) [feeds on seeds in Illinois & elsewhere] Blr1942 Hv1999, Aythya americana (Redhead) [feeds on seeds in Illinois] Hv1999, Branta canadensis (Canada Goose) [feeds on seeds in Illinois & elsewhere] Blr1942 Hv1999; Columbidae: Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove) [seeds of major importance as a source of food, seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in Prairies] Lws1993 MZN1951; Corvidae: Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow) [seeds comprise 5-10% of the diet in the Prairie region during fall, winter, & spring] MZN1951; Emberizidae: Chondestes grammacus (Lark Sparrow) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in the Prairie region during winter] MZN1951; Gruidae: Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane) [seeds comprise 0–50% of the diet in western United States during winter] MZN1951; Icteridae: Molothrus ater (Brown-headed Cowbird) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in SE USA] MZN1951, Sturnella magna (Eastern Meadowlark) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in the Eastern Prairie region] MZN1951, Sturnella neglecta (Western Meadowlark) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in central & western USA] MZN1951; Passeridae: Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) [seeds comprise 5-10% of the diet in eastern USA throughout the year, seeds comprise 10-25% of the diet in the Prairie region throughout the year] MZN1951; Phasianidae: Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse) [feeds on seeds in Wisconsin & Ontario during fall & winter] Bnn1900, Colinus virginianus (Bobwhite Quail) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in NE Prairies during fall & winter] MZN1951, Tympanuchus cupido (Greater Prairie Chicken) [seeds & staminate florets eaten during winter & spring for 4 months, seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in the Northern Plains, this plant has above average importance as a source of food in Missouri] Swz1945 MZN1951 Krs1962; Sittidae: Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in E USA and eastern Prairies] MZN1951

Mammals
Cricetidae: Peromyscus maniculatus (Deer Mouse) [small amounts of seeds are consumed, seeds comprise 0.9% of the diet by volume] Ht1978 Wh1966; Muridae: Mus musculus (House Mouse) [small amounts of seeds are consumed, seeds comprise 1.6% of the diet by volume] Ht1978 Wh1966
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