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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Stuckenia pectinata
(Sago Pondweed) [Potamogetonaceae]
(observations are from Martin et al., Bellrose, and Havera; Potamogeton pectinatus is a scientific synonym of this plant)

Birds

Anatidae: Aix sponsa (Wood Duck) [ducklings feed on the tubers] Blr1942, Anas acuta (Northern Pintail) [feeds on foliage & seeds] Blr1942, Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard) [feeds on this plant] Hv1999, Anas strepera (Gadwall) [feeds on this plant in Illinois & elsewhere] Blr1942 Hv1999, Aythya affinis (Lesser Scaup) [feeds on this plant in Illinois] Hv1999, Aythya americana (Redhead) [feeds on this plant in Illinois & elsewhere] Blr1942 Hv1999, Aythya collaris (Ring-necked Duck) [feeds on this plant in Illinois] Hv1999, Aythya valisineria (Canvasback) [feeds on this plant] Blr1942, Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan) [seeds & foliage comprise 60% of the diet in Montana during winter & spring & summer, feeds on tubers & foliage] MZN1951 Blr1942, Cygnus columbianus (Tundra Swan) [feeds on this plant] Blr1942, Oxyura jamaicensis (Ruddy Duck) [feeds on this plant] Blr1942; Laridae: Larus delawarenesis (Ring-billed Gull) [this plant comprises 0.5-2% of the diet in the United States] MZN1951
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