Adjective(1) (of animals and plants
(1) Thomisids are among the favourite prey of insectivorous birds and other invertebrates.(2) Contrary to popular belief, bats are not helpless on the ground or in the water, and some insectivorous species feed on ground-dwelling insects as much or more than they feed on insects captured in flight.(3) Herbivorous, granivorous and insectivorous birds have a highly specialized, muscular gizzard with an inner lining of hard cuticle.(4) Omnivorous, herbivorous, and insectivorous species were selected for study of plant chemical discrimination to facilitate comparisons between diet and chemosensory responses in relation to iguanian phylogeny.(5) These bats are primarily insectivorous (although they have been observed to eat fruit on occasion) and hawk insects in flight.(6) The barn swallow is a semicolonial, aerially insectivorous passerine.(7) These bats are strictly insectivorous and may be further limited in diet to moths and butterflies.(8) It's as if memory functions like some swift and rapacious insectivorous plant.(9) No man's hand was turned against it and it cannot be said that its food supplies have vanished, since most other similarly insectivorous birds remain common.(10) Insectivores are fairly common because insects are very common but the small size and low nutrient value of insects means that most insectivorous mammals are small, except the anteaters.(11) All species are insectivorous , hawking insects in flight.(12) Equally surprising are the mouthparts of the creature's curious digestive track that suggest a rather singular amalgam of arthropodous characteristics with those of insectivorous plants.(13) Vireos are small, primarily insectivorous passerines that live in forested or scrub habitats.(14) Like most insectivorous bats, the New Zealand short-tailed bat hunts insects in the air by using echolocation.(15) Small insectivorous passerines, which typically feed the nestlings with small food items at a very high rate, are ideal as model species because limitations in food supply are likely to have an immediate effect on nestling hunger.(16) The ancestral amniotes were small animals, superficially resembling primitive, insectivorous lizards.
1. insectivorous ::
2. entomophagous ::
3. carnivorous ::
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