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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Feeding on seeds or grain.

Usage examples (30)
  • He lives chiefly on seeds, though, like other granivorous birds, he feeds his young with grubs and small insects.
  • I will leave the granivorous birds to speak of another class, equally hardy, but of habits more like those of the Woodpecker.
  • Evidence of disarray amongst granivorous bird assemblages in the savannas of northern Australia, a region of sparse human settlement.
  • Thirty-five to forty species of granivorous birds, among which we occasionally find in winter that rare Arctic bird, the Evening Grosbeak. for more
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