omnivory


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omnivory

(ɒmˈnɪvərɪ)
n
(Zoology) the state of being omnivorous
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Specialization and omnivory in highly diverse mammals.
Omnivory is considered a common feeding strategy in which consumers complement protein from animal prey with energy from more abundant primary food (Camus et al.
Yet, individual fishes exposed to the same suite of prey resources may have very different isotopic values, and that variation may overemphasize the importance of omnivory and confound detection of any population-level differences in isotope ratios (Zanden et al.
His early experiments with vegetarianism led to his becoming a vegan by the age of twenty - but ten years later, in declining health, he returned to omnivory and later found himself in the woods as a hunter.
The meat-centric view of early modern humans stems partly from the fact that meat-eating leaves a more indelible mark in the archaeological record than omnivory, says Laura Longo, an archaeologist at the University of Siena in Italy and an author on the paper.