Wetland Birds Feeding
on the Seedheads or Seeds
of Smartweeds (Persicaria spp.)


Wetland Bird Species
Scientific NameCommon Name
Branta canadensisCanada Goose
Aix sponsaWood Duck
Anas acutaNorthern Pintail
Anas americanaAmerican Wigeon
Anas clypeataNorthern Shoveler
Anas creccaGreen-winged Teal
Anas discorsBlue-winged Teal
Anas platyrhynchosMallard
Anas rubripesBlack Duck
Anas streperaGadwall
Aythya affinisLesser Scaup
Aythya americanaRedhead
Aythya collarisRing-necked Duck
Oxyura jamacicensisRuddy Duck
Fulica americanaAmerican Coot
Coturnicops noveboracensisYellow Rail
Porzana carolinaSora Rail
Rallus elegansKing Rail
Rallus limicolaVirginia Rail
Gallinago delicataWilson Snipe
Limnodromus scolopaceusLong-billed Dowitcher
Agelaius phoeniceusRed-winged Blackbird
Dolichonyx oryzivorusBobolink
Melospiza georgianaSwamp Sparrow

Sources: Martin et al. (1951/1961), Bellrose (1942/1976),
Devore et al. (2004)

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