Birds Eating the Seeds
of Smartweeds (Persicaria spp.)

Bird Species  
Common Name Scientific Name
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Wood DuckAix sponsa
Northern PintailAnas acuta
American WigeonAnas americana
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Black DuckAnas rubripes
GadwallAnas strepera
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
American CootFulica americana
Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
SoraPorzana carolina
King RailRallus elegans
Virginia RailRallus limicola
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Wilson SnipeGallinago delicata
Greater Prairie Chicken Tympanuchus cupido
Bobwhite Quail Colinus virginianus
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Redwing Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Cowbird Molothrus ater
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Slate-colored Junco* Junco hyemalis
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
Eastern TowheePipilio erythrophthalmus
Common Redpoll*Carduelis flammea
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Tree Sparrow* Spizella arborea
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
* winter only

Sources: Martin et al. (1951/1961), Anderson (1959), Havera (1999),
DeVore et al. (2004), Lewis (1993), Bellrose (1942/1976)

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