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granivorous

feeding on grain.
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Seed selection by granivorous birds is a complex phenomenon potentially affected by a number of factors (Ramos 1996), the relative contributions of which remain poorly understood in many avian granivores.
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.
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.
That's where understanding the seed-eating granivores comes in.
Species were classified according to their main diet and the stratum used for foraging in nine functional categories: GG (ground granivores; terrestrial granivores and granivore-insectivore birds); ff (herbivores; birds feeding mainly on fruits and plant buds in the tree and shrub strata); GI (ground insectivores); FI (foliage insectivores); BI (bark insectivores); AI (aerial insectivores); O (omnivores); C (carnivores; carnivore-insectivores and scavenger birds were grouped as carnivores); Fr (frugivore; Table 2).
In contrast, seeds and nuts scatter-hoarded by animals typically contain relatively little water but have higher lipid and protein content (Vander Wall, 2001), providing a more balanced diet and allowing many animals to persist entirely as granivores (Brown et al.
In the shrubby habitats (cerro), insectivorous birds exhibited the same overall density as granivores during the breeding season.
We categorized all the birds into different species groups, including residents (R), migrants (M), or introduced species (I) by their residency status; and frugivores (FR), granivores (G), insectivores (IN), insectivore-frugivores (IF), omnivores (O), or nectarivores (N) by food type.
Generally, urban environments favor granivores and limit species that forage primarily on arthropods (Kark et al.
Of a total of 192 675 agricultural holdings, the largest part, 42 192, are holdings specialised in feld crops, while the least, 7760, are agricultural holdings specialised in granivores.