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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Stellaria media
(Common Chickweed) [Caryophyllaceae]
(observations are from Lewis and Martin et al.)

Birds

Columbidae: Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove) [seeds of major importance as a source of food] Lws1993;
Emberizidae: Melospiza lincolnii (Lincoln Sparrow) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in NE USA] MZN1951, Passerculus sandwichensis (Savannah Sparrow) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in NE USA & Southern Prairies during spring & summer & fall] MZN1951, Pipilo erythrophthalmus (Eastern Towhee) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in NE USA] MZN1951, Spizella passerina (Chipping Sparrow) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in E USA] MZN1951, Spizelloides arborea (American Tree Sparrow) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in NE USA] MZN1951, Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in NE USA] MZN1951, Zonotrichia leucophrys (White-crowned Sparrow) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in NE USA during spring & fall] MZN1951; Fringillidae: Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in E USA] MZN1951; Passeridae: Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in eastern USA] MZN1951

Mammals
Leporidae: Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail) [foliage comprises 0.5-2% of the diet in Connecticut] MZN1951
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