Definition of kleptoparasitism in English:

kleptoparasitism

Pronunciation /-siˌtizəm/ /-sī-/

noun

Zoology

See kleptoparasite

‘In roseate terns, kleptoparasitism is widespread, having been reported in England, Australia, Puerto Rico, and the United States.’
  • ‘On breeding grounds where the primary source of food is kleptoparasitism, territories are small and pairs nest in loose colonies.’
  • ‘Generally, increasing predator density makes kleptoparasitism more attractive.’
  • ‘Some Accipitrids also engage in kleptoparasitism, stealing food from other raptors.’
  • ‘We recorded kleptoparasitism and predation by gulls by ad libitum, continuous sampling of the gridded area, including the air above it.’

Pronunciation

kleptoparasitism

/-siˌtizəm/ /-sī-/