Browse; also, a place abounding with shrubs where animals may browse.
Feeding on twigs or shoots, with or without attached leaves, of shrubs, trees or woody climbers. ( BCFT). Cf. Grazing.
The feeding on the above-ground parts of trees and shrubs (buds, shoots and leaves) by livestock or wild animals.
Browsers eat leaves and twigs of woody plants - things growing above ground level such as shrubs. Grazers eat grasses, sedges, and other low-growing vegetation. In both cases, neither type of herb ivory is true predation in that only part of the whole organism (the vegetation) is eaten. Browsing and grazing is rarely lethal (to a plant) in the short term, but may have long-term effects on survival and reproduction of the plant, though browsing is rarely predictably lethal. Because effects of partial predation are not necessarily predictable, the effects of browsing are the crux of this investigation. There are other ways in which animals use plants as food, such as eating fruits, seeds, roots, or sap; boring holes in woody tissue; or leaf mining.
the act of feeding by continual nibbling
consumption of woody forage (from trees and shrubs) by wildlife or livestock. In contrast, consumption of herbaceous plants is referred to as grazing.
A method of feeding by herbivores, in which the leaves and peripheral shoots are removed from trees and shrubs.
The way a deer eats. They eat quickly, chewing just enough to swallow. This limits their exposure to predators.