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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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Number of foraging recurvirostrids was significantly greater in isolated and tidal ponds compared to lakeshore and bayshore habitats (P = 0.
The bats tended to work a long, seven-hour shift, this being the average total foraging time per bat per night.
The objectives of our study were to investigate variation in foraging effort (horizontal distance traveled/number of foraging movements), use of aerial hawking, perch height of sally initiation (height of perch from which sallies are initiated), and sally distance of Eastern Phoebes during the non-breeding season as a function of weather and habitat conditions.
The objectives of this paper are to describe (1) foraging patterns, and (2) guild composition of the insectivorous Polylepis bird community in remnant forest patches in the Cordillera Vilcanota, southern Peru.
We compared foraging rates on mulberry fruit (Morus spp.
In a dramatic display of flexibility, several hundred older bees stopped foraging, lost their circadian rhythms, and pitched in to assume arrhythmic infant care, Bloch and Robinson report in the April 24 NATURE.
Behavioral differences in foraging behavior of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers have consistently been found when color-banded birds have been observed (Ligon 1970, Skorupa 1979, Ramey 1980, Hooper and Lennartz 198 l).
Washington, Dec 24 ( ANI ): A team of anthropologists has found that the Hadza tribe's movements while foraging can be described by a mathematical pattern called a Levy walk, a pattern that also is found in the movements of many other animals like sharks and honey bees.
Really good foraging places are jealously defended and the last thing Andy wants is competitors muscling in on his territory.
Foraging-predation optima are likely to differ between age classes because juveniles often allocate more time to foraging and are less successful than adults (Breitwisch et al.
Niche partitioning in birds has been widely reported between species with similar morphological features, body sizes, and diets (MacArthur 1958, Reynolds and Meslow 1984), or between males and females of the same species that have divergent foraging strategies (Williams 1980, Radford and du Plessis 2003).
Unbeknown to many, the UK boasts a bountiful wild larder and by delving into the wonderful world of foraging, these delights can be harvested with relative ease.
Although the costs of parental care are at the foundations of optimal-parental-investment theory, our understanding of the nature of the underlying costs is limited by the difficulty of measuring variation in foraging effort.