may involve complex
relationships among several
Some animals, especially birds in the
family are capable of tremendous
memory to remember the locations of food
According to the
rate with the most
food item determines an animal's choice of
theorem predicts how much
a forager should stay in a given
Foraging for energy-rich foods may need to be balanced against the need to consume energy-poor food that provide
; this need can be estimated by
Hungry foragers should be
that is, willing to assume greater variance (risk) in food
Less hungry individuals tend to be more risk
how and on what to forage may involve innovations;
often correlates with the frequency of such foraging innovations.
theory of learning predicts that a reward obtained by
is valued more than the same reward obtained with
In group-living species,
interactions within a group can impact foraging behavior.
increases foraging success for the group.
Scavengers benefit from
of the foraging behavior of
may alter an individual's food choice.
Learning about foraging environments may be obtained from
Foraging behavior is often controlled by
products such as the