granivorous

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granivorous

(of animals) feeding on seeds and grain
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ground granivores and ground insectivores) or in the air (aerial insectivores) were found in higher abundance in the tree plantation.
Subdivision of food resources among sympatric avian granivores often is based on bill-size-related differences in seed-size selection (Grant 1986, Faaborg 1988, Ricklefs 2001).
He found that birds have little influence, because other granivores generally beat them to the seeds.
In fact, this artificially high level of productivity at residential sites may have resulted in abundant arthropods, fruits, and seeds and greater use by birds, particularly for omnivores and granivores, despite the lack of understory vegetation.
In contrast, seeds and nuts scatter-hoarded by animals typically contain relatively little water but have higher lipid and protein content (Vander Wall, 2001), providing a more balanced diet and allowing many animals to persist entirely as granivores (Brown et al.
We categorized all the birds into different species groups, including residents (R), migrants (M), or introduced species (I) by their residency status; and frugivores (FR), granivores (G), insectivores (IN), insectivore-frugivores (IF), omnivores (O), or nectarivores (N) by food type.
Generally, urban environments favor granivores and limit species that forage primarily on arthropods (Kark et al.
Of a total of 192 675 agricultural holdings, the largest part, 42 192, are holdings specialised in feld crops, while the least, 7760, are agricultural holdings specialised in granivores.
Although the concentration of antiherbivore compounds in seeds of Western Australian species has not been measured, in studies of seed granivores of Banksia species, seeds of reseeders appear just as prone to insect predation as do seeds of resprouters (Scott, 1982).
In the shrubby habitats (cerro), insectivorous birds exhibited the same overall density as granivores during the breeding season.
We distinguished 13 foraging guilds: scavengers, arboreal frugivores, granivores, bark-gleaning insectivores, foliage gleaning insectivores, arboreal insectivores/frugivores, terrestrial insectivores, sallying/sweeping insectivores, nectarivores/insectivores, omnivores, aquatics, piscivores, and raptors.
Given their importance, understanding temporal patterns of abundance of macrodetritivores and granivores can be a foundation for understanding patterns of biotic dynamics in deserts.