granivorous

[gruh-niv-er-uhs]
adjective
(of an animal, especially a bird) eating grain and seeds.
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granivorous (ɡræˈnɪvərəs)
 
adj
(of animals) feeding on seeds and grain
 
granivore
 
n

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Example sentences
Mourning doves are primarily granivorous ground feeders.
Sea oats are the dominant plants and the abundance of seeds are food for the many granivorous birds which inhabit the dunes.
The risk is different for domestic chickens or turkeys, which are more likely to have contact with granivorous birds.
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