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granivorous

feeding on grain.
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serotina removal that did occur was predominantly from depots that allowed access to both arthropod and rodent granivores (97% of seeds removed were taken from depots allowing both rodents and arthropods).
Rather than make a fruitless comparison of food plants, it is perhaps preferable to simply categorize the vole as a herbivore and the field mouse as a granivore.
A lot of rodent species--the kangaroo rats and the other heteromyids--are granivores.
Les elevages de granivores (porcs et volailles), moins presents dans les paysages que ceux des herbivores, sont egalement en rapide recul : le nombre des eleveurs de porcs a diminue de 95 % en 30 ans et de 67 % en 12 ans ; le nombre des poulaillers de ponte a recule de 68 % entre 1988 et 2000.
Mechanisms of coexistence of optimal foragers as determinants of local abundances, and distributions of desert granivores.
Likewise, granivores were even less species rich (10 species) and accounted for [less than]3% of individuals, but represented nearly 30% of the community biomass.
That's where understanding the seed-eating granivores comes in.
Further, there was a remarkable diversity of trophic specializations among the small mammal consumers here--herbivores, granivores, insectivores, omnivores.
These substances can have multiple functions, such as waterproofing the seed coat, inhibit germination, maintain dormancy, inhibit or kill microbes and deter granivores (e.
2011), our results suggest that apparent competition mediated by rodent and arthropod granivores may not be an important pathway through which the shrub interacts with native shrubs in our region in the seasons that we studied.