Birds Feeding on the Seeds
of Ragweed (Ambrosia spp.)

Bird Species  
Common Name Scientific Name
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Greater Prairie Chicken Tympanuchus cupido
Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Gray PartridgePerdix perdix
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
English Sparrow Passer domesticus
Redwing Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Cowbird Molothrus ater
Eastern Goldfinch Spinus tristis
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Henslow Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammaeus
Lincoln SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Harris SparrowZonotrichia querula
Slate-colored Junco Junco hyemalis*
Common Redpoll Acanthis flaminea*
Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea*
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca*
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus*
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis*
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus*

*winter months only

Note: This table is restricted to birds that are found
primarily in upland areas (with some exceptions).

Sources: Martin et al. (1951/1961), Devore et al. (2004)

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