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Feeding on grain and seeds.
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(Zoology) (of animals) feeding on seeds and grain
granivore n
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(grəˈnɪv ər əs)
feeding or subsisting on grain or seeds.
[1645–55; < Latin grān(um) grain + -i- + -vorous]
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That, carnivorous," he continued, glancing his eye at the open page of his tablets; "this, granivorous; habits, fierce, dangerous; habits, patient, abstemious; ears, inconspicuous; ears, elongated; horns, diverging, &c., horns, none!"
The numerical and functional responses of a granivorous rodent and the fate of Neotropical tree seeds.
Study on influence of granivorous animals on seed fate and natural regeneration of Handeliodendron bodinieri.
Kopij (2018) also found that in foothill farmlands of southern Africa, certain granivorous birds dominate.
Unlike mammals, glucagon is the major hormone-controlling blood glucose homeostasis in granivorous birds.
Therefore, wildfires provide an abundance of foraging potential for insectivorous and granivorous birds.
Wild boars have also been shown to actively search for acorns buried by granivorous small mammals, excavating significantly more locations with burrows (Focardi et al.
Morton SR, Rentz DCF (1983) Ecology and taxonomy of fossorial, granivorous gryllacridids (Orthoptera: Gryllacrididae) from arid central Australia.
Sex-related differences in the trade-off between foraging and vigilance in a granivorous forager.--PLoS One 9: e101598.
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).