In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Badgers will kill carrion and have been know to take lambs but the ones they tend to go for are those on their last legs.
- They may steal prey from other raptors, and have been known to eat carrion as long as it has not been dead too long.
- Instead, he believes Rugops was a scavenger, using its head to pick at carrion rather than fighting other animals for food.
- It lives mainly on carrion, but farmers and gamekeepers shot, trapped and poisoned the bird because they believed it might endanger breeding grouse.
- As they soar over foraging areas, they scan the ground, searching for carrion or scavengers that might signal the presence of something dead.
- Yet their scavenging clears up immense quantities of carrion, and we should be grateful, if not admiring.
- A survey of fox dens showed that the vast majority of lamb carcasses found in them were carrion ie. dead before being taken by the fox.
- After I pass, I see it in the rear view mirror, settling on carrion back along the shoulder.
- Among the most conspicuous of the first colonisers at Mount St Helens was the common raven, known to eat almost anything, including carrion.
- Despite their fearsome size, these magnificent birds survive mainly on carrion and hunting small mammals like mice.
- Biologists, however, have reported some bees taking advantage of other resources, such as animal droppings and carrion.
- Shrieks rent the air as another crow spiraled down to invade the feast, some carrion invisible from the roadside.
- They are often seen soaring in search of carrion, but their diet also includes young goats and lambs.
- As well as carrion, harriers will eat the young of pukekos and ducks, and prey upon rodents found in fields.
- Some observers have suggested that carrion on train tracks actually aids overall eagle survival by providing fledglings with a ready food supply.
- they flew for the first time after being fed on a diet of rabbits, small mammals, frogs and carrion.
- Bears like berries, nuts, grasses, carrion, insects and birdseed.
- Their diet includes fish, smaller birds, carrion, and refuse.
- Diversionary feeding involves leaving dead rats and other carrion on the moor for the harriers to eat.
- The large monitor lizards have a more varied diet and will eat eggs, birds, small animals and carrion.
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