How many different types of feeding behaviors are there?



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    There are different ways to classify feeing behaviors in animals.  Two examples I found, which seem to encompass all animals are the foraging specialists (those who eat a limited type of food) and foraging generalists (those who eat many types of food).  These differences change how the animal spends it energy.  A specialist would need to put considerable effort into hunting or finding food, while a generalist would have more energy for mating and rearing young. 

    Wikipedia also has a list of different types of feeding behaviors if this was not what you were looking for.  They are classified by modes of ingestion, digestion and food type.

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