Searching for Prey

  • Eberhard Curio
Part of the Zoophysiology and Ecology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 7)


Searching brings a predator’s exteroceptors within the range of stimuli emanating from potential prey. The movements employed during searching for prey can rarely be distinguished from those shown in other search behavior so that only by the act of prey capture can the preceding behavior be labeled searching. It is most appropriately seen as hunger-dependent selective responsiveness to some stimuli as opposed to others (see p. 14).


Prey Item Prey Species Prey Density Prey Capture Searching Image 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard Curio
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  1. 1.Arbeitsgruppe für Verhaltensforschung, Abteilung für BiologieRuhr-Universität Bochum463 BochumGermany

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