Term for a bird [animal] that eats seeds, buds, or other parts of plants; for example, Purple Finch, Evening Grosbeak, and others in the finch family.
The Hoatzin eats leaves, and has a remarkable crop in order to digest them. Many seed-eating birds will feed insects during nesting time and to their young, see insectivorous.
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- ^ a b c Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.. ISBN 0394466519.
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