prey

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prey

1. an animal hunted or captured by another for food
2. bird or beast of prey a bird or animal that preys on others for food
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We repeated this procedure for the mean mass of prey killed for each pack size category and for the most frequently preyed upon prey item (based on prey species, sex and age) for each pack size category.
Similar trend was observed in the present feeding trial where both nymph and adult stages of aphids were preyed by spiders (Rana et al., 2012).
The Japanese scops owl selected smaller and younger rodents and the Ural owl preyed on larger and older individuals.
The Eurasian sparrowhawk primarily preyed on smaller woodland birds, great tits, house sparrows, tits, finches, buntings, thrushes and starlings.
Similarly, within prey species, larger predators preyed on larger individuals of a given species, but also exploited a wider selection of prey sizes than smaller moonsnails.