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forage (around) (for something)

to search for something, especially something to eat. I will go to the kitchen and forage around for some cereal or something. The rabbits got into the garden and were foraging for a good meal.
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Little Egrets and Cattle Egrets forage in a flock while Great Egrets foraged solitary.
Fergus, whose favourite foraged dish is sorbet made from the eye-popping bitter orange berries of the sea buckthorn, explains: "Theoretically there is more than enough food to survive and eat well the year round.
Annually and during the breeding season, RCWs foraged more frequently on pines than hardwoods (Table 3).
In ranked order, RCWs foraged more frequently in the mid-crown, low-crown, high-crown, and high-trunk areas of foraging stems ([[chi square].
Most importantly, the difference in both GUD and QHR between open and covered bottles was greater in the risky edge habitat than in the safe forest when animals foraged intensely on the second day (three-way interaction; [F.
White-footed mice foraged resources to a lower GUD and quitting-harvest rate in the relatively safe forest habitat where their fitness was high than they did by foraging in the risky edge habitat where their fitness was low.
Medium scolopacids foraged significantly more in winter and spring than in summer (P = 0.
White-footed mice foraged readily in our experimental canopy (69% of all trials; Table 2).
In each case the bird traveled 20 km to forage in the same bay, and often foraged alone.
Only one-fifth to one-fourth as many tern fledglings forage along New Jersey's shores as foraged there 100 years ago.
Unlike their cousins nesting on Turning Point Island, the Bedford Heights gulls didn't have easy access to the lake, so they foraged extensively at the dump.