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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
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Carnivore

An animal that feeds principally on the meat of other animals.

omnivore, herbivore, insectivore, predator, prey, consumer

Carnivores - Desert Wildlife

Carnivores are predators and chiefly eat meat, although some will consume plants. They will drink water when it is available, but are not dependent on it since ...

Coyote - Desert Wildlife

Wildlife: Carnivore - Mammal. Coyote. Canis latrans. Family: Canidae Order: Carnivora Class: Mammalia. DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY ...

Roadrunner - Desert Wildlife

Depending on the scarcity of prey, the Roadrunner may supplement a small portion of its diet with vegetation. Also see > Bird: Carnivore: Predator: Diurnal ...

Desert Wildlife

Animals that eat only other animals are called carnivores. The coyote will eat just ... Carnivores are predators and chiefly eat meat, although some will consume .

Desert Food Chain

A food chain is sequence of plants, herbivores and carnivores, through which energy and materials move within an ecosystem. Food chains are usually short ...

Kit Fox - Desert Wildlife

Wildlife: Carnivore - Mammal .... is rarely seen by humans in the desert. Also see > Mammal: Carnivore: Predator: Nocturnal Habitat: Desert Dunes MAMMALS ...

Ringtail Cat

A cat-sized carnivore resembling a small fox with a long raccoon-like ringed tail. The long tail helps them to balance allowing them to climb nearly vertical faces ...

Desert Animals - Desert Wildlife

Carnivore Carnivores are predators and chiefly eat meat, although some will consume ... Omnivore Omnivores are animals which consume both other animals ...

Mountain Lion - Desert Wildlife

Mountain Lions are true carnivores, feeding only on other animals. The preferred food of the Mountain Lion is mule deer, or occasionally a bighorn sheep, but a ...

Coyote Related Pages

Coyotes are carnivores, or meat eaters. Coyotes are gray or rusty gray with white throats ... When running, the coyote holds its tail between its hind legs.

Mountain Kingsnake - Desert Wildlife

wildlife - Mountain Kingsnake Also see > Predator: Carnivore: Diurnal Mammals - Predators Mountain Lion Coyote Bobcat Kit Fox Badger Ringtail Cat ...

Scavengers

... include vultures, and ravens. Many large carnivores that hunt regularly, such as coyotes and mountain lions, will scavenge if the opportunity presents itself.

Wildlife at Hoover Dam - Animals of the Area

Coyotes are carnivores, or meat eaters. Coyotes are gray or rusty gray with white throats and bellies. Adult coyotes weigh between 20 and 50 pounds. They are ...

Predators - Desert Wildlife

Predators are always either carnivores or omnivores. The prey might typically be a herbivore, but some predators feed on anything they can capture, including ...

Mojave Rattlesnake - Desert Wildlife

Desert Gazette >> Mojave Green WILDLIFE VIDEO > Mojave Green Also see > Predator: Carnivore: Diurnal Habitat: Cactus-Yucca Scrub Creosote Scrub ...

Western Patch-nosed Snake

Niche: The western patch-nosed snake is probably preyed upon by raptors, roadrunners, most diurnal mammalian carnivores, kingsnakes and other snake ...

Red-tailed Hawk

Also see > Birds: Carnivore: Predators: Diurnal In the courtship display a pair of Red-tailed Hawks soars in wide circles at a great height. The male dives down in ...

WILDLIFE - Mojave Desert - Glossary of Terms and Definitions

WILDLIFE BY PREDATION Predators Carnivores or omnivores that hunt, kill and eat other animals. Desert Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching in the Mojave ...

A badger is a carnivore.

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