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Feeding on grain and seeds.


(Zoology) (of animals) feeding on seeds and grain
granivore n


(grəˈnɪv ər əs)
feeding or subsisting on grain or seeds.
[1645–55; < Latin grān(um) grain + -i- + -vorous]
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The Eurasian siskin (Carduelis spinus), a small monogamous granivorous cardueline finch, has a social system consisting of both transient and resident individuals in a particular habitat (Senar et al.
The typical hourglass shape of the heart and liver in psittacine birds on ventral-dorsal (VD) radiographs generally is less distinct or absent in poultry because of the ingesta-filled, distended gastrointestinal tract (GIT) in granivorous species or because of the prominent genital tract in hens (especially when an egg is present, as is encountered routinely in chickens).
2012: Habitat preferences of granivorous passerines wintering in farmland of eastern Poland.
Nevertheless, granivorous ants, which transport mericarps to the nest for later consumption, likely play a role in Salvia seed dispersal.
Site fidelity might be weak in the southwestern United States for granivorous sparrows because seed production can be highly variable in space and time due to vagaries in precipitation (Pulliam and Brand, 1975; Swetnam and Betancourt, 1998).
GT = trophic Guilds; C = Carnivorous; CI = Carnivorous-Insectivorous; FI = frugivorous-Insectivorous; G = granivorous; GF = granivorous-frugivorous; GI = granivorous -Insectivorous; I = Insectivorous; Ne = Ghoul; N = nectarivorous; O = Omnivorous.
2013) reported that soybeans and rice grains lost by road transport are an attractive source of food for several granivorous species, which then use frequently highways as a foraging area.
8], show that in herbivorous, the most generalist species is the Anas platyrhynchos having a very varied dietary regime according to localities, among surface ducks, the Mallard can be granivorous where we have noticed also in our study and as a consequence confirm our results.
Additionally, seed predation by granivorous fishes such as the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), may further reduce seeds available to waterfowl.
Most of them believed that if density of granivorous birds increased in their croplands they would become potential pests of their crops.
The results were dramatic; whereas food additions had virtually no effects during 1997, they resulted in dramatic increases among herbivorous rodents such as Octodon degus and Phyllotis darwini in 1998, but not in omnivorous to granivorous ones (e.