Translation of scavenger in Spanish:

scavenger

carroñero, n.

Pronunciation /ˈskævəndʒər//ˈskavɪn(d)ʒə/

noun

  • 1

    (animal, bird)
    carroñero masculine
    carroñera feminine
    • This lizard is a fierce predator and scavenger, and is thought to have caused human fatalities.
    • The word dogs is a strong insult in the Mediterranean world since dogs are generally regarded as scavengers.
    • In ancient times this was done by carrying the body to a high hilltop, leaving it bare for nature's scavengers to feed on.
    • The omnivorous scavengers could find food sources virtually anywhere and could survive without human care in the proper environment.
    • The fact that many crustaceans, being omnivorous, may act as scavengers and eat the corpses of fellow aquatic creatures need not be a deterrent.
    • There were the small herbivores and scavengers and hunters scuttling in the undergrowth, hiding from the larger predators who occasioned down from the heights.
    • Primarily a carnivore the wolverine captures most of its prey, though it is also an extensive scavenger, eating quantities of carrion.
    • Some are scavengers - hagfish, crustaceans, sharks - which devour much of the whale's flesh and tissue over the course of a few months.
    • Carcasses left by wolves supply food for scavengers such as ravens, eagles, magpies, and wolverines.
    • The saltwater crocodile is carnivorous and a scavenger.
    • The destruction of nests discourages infestations by dermestid beetles and other insect scavengers which could move to other household items.
    • I was intrigued by the passage of time and the parade of scavengers, including bears, that reduced a giant among animals to scattered bones and a grease slick.
    • Land crabs are nocturnal scavengers that climb trees, enter holes and are the invertebrate ecological equivalent of rats.
    • Their island-home always seemed to be inhabited by great black birds - ravens, crows, scavengers of all sorts.
    • Vultures will be replaced by less favoured scavengers like rats and dogs.
    • It is pointless to note that incisions to a carcass by the teeth of predators or scavengers often resemble knife cuts.
    • Experts on the red kite - a spectacular bird with a wingspan of up to 6ft - say it is essentially a scavenger which feeds on carrion rather than attacking sheep or game birds.
    • When the bison slaughter rose to its height, wolves and other scavengers thrived on the availability of carrion, and wolf numbers probably spiked briefly.
    • Introducing water plants and scavengers such as water snails and tadpoles into a pond is an easier and less expensive solution.
    • The buzz of flies permeated the air and the scavengers of meat fed on the dead.
  • 2

    (person)
    persona que busca comida etc hurgando en los desperdicios
    hurgador (de basura) masculine River Plate
    hurgadora (de basura) feminine River Plate
    • Although the scavengers could also collect organic trash that can be transformed into organic fertilizer, most of them are loath to touch the putrifying garbage.
    • All that is left is a grim arena where matter is collected by scavengers and transformed into useful merchandise.
    • In this picture, an Indonesian scavenger takes a break from collecting plastic from garbage clogging a Jakarta canal.
    • There are still one million people working as manual scavengers all over India.
    • He is a scavenger who collects waste paper.
    • Before the stallholders could even open the boot, scavengers were on the back seat searching for tarnished gold.
    • Each scavenger could collect about 14 kilograms of plastic waste per day.
    • To this end the city directed its scavengers to deliver ‘clean’ garbage free of rotting vegetable matter to the site.
    • Immediately she got involved with the scavengers and asked them to collect specific items like cellophane wrappers that cannot be recycled.
    • Telephone and electric lines drooped in useless loops from poles and then disappeared entirely where scavengers had picked them clean.
    • Scrap firms sometimes employed peddlers and scavengers, but they more frequently relied solely on the skills of the owner to sort and evaluate scrap from refuse.
    • Only scavengers came regularly to collect discarded plastic and steel.
    • The charred remains of a body was discovered by scavengers searching for scrap metal yesterday morning.
    • Metal scavengers dismantled 155 mm artillery rounds, spreading gun powder on the ground at the depot, which housed old artillery.
    • Peddlers also performed an ecological function as consummate street scavengers, collectors, and recycling artists.
    • According to Alamsyah, most of the squatters in the area work as garbage men, scavengers and do other odd jobs.