appetitive behavior
1) purposeful feeding behaviours resulting in the identification and location of specific food items
2) searching for the stimulus that can release the activity, e.g. a stickleback that has left its nest shows this behaviour when returning to resume fanning of the nest

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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