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Synonyms for prey

quarry

prey on something or someone: hunt

prey on something or someone: worry

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one that is made to suffer injury, loss, or death

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a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

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animal hunted or caught for food

profit from in an exploitatory manner

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prey on or hunt for

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Although the Ural owls (355-580 g) are larger than the Japanese scops owls (135-200 g), both preyed upon the same small rodent species (Table 2).
carpenteri, which was derived from Abbott [1974]) and the size ranges of naticids that preyed on them.
Other rodent species, such as the House Mouse (Mus musculus) and Dusky-footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) were preyed upon only occassionally (Table 2).
Both in our coastal area and pre-Andean areas, Harris' hawks preyed mainly upon fence degu rats (Octodon degus; 184 g), Bennett's chinchilla rat (Abrocoma bennetti; 219 g) and European rabbits (1,300 g).
To examine the effect of study extent on estimates of tiger diet, we compared the percent biomass contribution and the number of species preyed upon from McDougal and Sunquist to their aggregate estimates.
The differences in the way thrips were preyed upon may suggest that the salticids can flexibly choose certain elements out of the available repertoire to maximize hunting success.