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us: Animals--Food


  • Here are entered works on the nutritional substances animals find or provide for themselves as well as works on their food habits. Works on the nutritional preparations provided for animals by humans are entered under [Feeds.] Works on the process of providing nourishment to animals are entered under [Animal feeding.]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Components

    • us: Animals Topic Component
    • us: Food Topic Component
  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Animal diets
    • us: Animal feeding behavior
    • us: Animal food
    • us: Animal food habits
    • us: Animal foods
    • us: Animals--Feeding behavior
    • us: Animals--Food habits
    • us: Animals--Foods
    • us: Animals--Foraging behavior
    • us: Animals, Food habits of
    • us: Feeding behavior in animals
    • us: Food habits in animals
    • us: Food of wild animals
    • us: Foraging behavior in animals
  • Use For

  • Broader Terms

    • us: Animal behavior
    • us: Food
  • Earlier Established Forms

      Animals, Food habits ofAnimals, Food habits of
  • Sources

    • found: Biol. & agr. index.
    • found: Nugent, G. Comparison of red deer and possum diets and impacts in podocarp-hardwood forest, Waihaha catchment, Pureora Conservation Park, c1997: p. 5 (very little overlap in the main food used by each species) p. 6 (diets of red deer and possums; food plants)
    • found: Skewgar, E.A. Behavior of Magellanic penguins at sea, 2009 abstr. (foraging behavior; foraging behaviors)
  • LC Classification

    • QL756.5
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the nutritional substances animals find or provide for themselves as well as works on their food habits. Works on the nutritional preparations provided for animals by humans are entered under [Feeds.] Works on the process of providing nourishment to animals are entered under [Animal feeding.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivision [Feeding and feeds] under individual animals and groups of animals, particularly in captive and domesticated settings, e.g. [Cattle--Feeding and feeds;] and subdivision [Food] under individual animals and groups of animals, particularly in natural or wild settings, e.g. [Fishes--Food]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Animal feeding; Feeds]
  • Change Notes

    • 2003-09-26: new
    • 2010-10-08: revised
  • Alternate Formats

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