A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and carrying off the filth. The name is also applied to any animal which devours refuse, carrion, or anything injurious to health.
an animal that feeds on dead animals matter that it has not killed (carrion)
an insect that feeds on dead plants or animals
Organism that feeds on dead organisms that were killed by other organisms or died naturally. Examples are vultures, flies, and crows. Compare detritivore.
an animal that eats dead or decaying organic matter ( a Turkey Vulture is a scavenger.)
animal that eats dead animals, garbage or decaying organic matter.
any organism which feeds on dead plants and/or animals and decaying organic matter
organisms that feed on dead organisms.
any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
a migratory animal living off of discards and remains
a type of animal that consumes already dead organic life-forms
an animal that feeds on other dead animals
A carnivore that feeds on the remains of animals which it did not kill.
An animal that feeds on dead or decaying matter.
An organism that obtains nutrients from dead animals.
an animal that eats animal wastes and the dead bodies of animals not killed by itself.
Scavengers are opportunists who search for or take advantage of useful dead organic material; usually described as a member of the decomposer community, but not all necessarily dependent upon dead material. A coyote, for example, will kill a rabbit, but will also take advantage of a dead deer it may happen across. It isn't a scavenger when it kills the rabbit, but it is when it drags off a leg of the dead deer.
an animal that feeds on the flesh of a dead animals.
any animal that lives off the dead remains of plants and animals
An organism that feeds habitually on refuse or carrion.
Animal that feeds on dead organisms or organic matter
An organism that feeds on dead or decomposing animals or macrophytes.
An organism that feeds on the dead bodies of other organisms.
A carnivore (flesh-eating animal) that eat animals which are already dead.
an animal that feed on the remains of plants and animals.
An animal that feeds on dead or decomposing plant and animal matter.
an animal that feeds on dead plants or animals
an animal that eats the dead remains and wastes of other animals and plants
An animal that feeds on animals that are already dead.
an animal that mainly eats dead animals
an animal that eats dead material.
An animal that feeds on dead organisms.
animal that feeds on dead or decaying food
An organism that feeds upon dead and dying organisms.
An animal that eats the meat of animals it did not kill itself. Hyenas, jackals and vultures are three well known scavengers.
skav-VEN-jerr) Something which tends to eats whatever is available as long as its dead. Something which eats detritus. Hypoaspis miles might be considered a scavenger. Fortunately certain pests are also part of their diet.
Scavengers are animals that eat dead animals that they did not kill themselves. Most meat-eaters are scavengers. Hyenas are modern-day scavengers.
The word scavenger, in zoology, refers to animals that consume already dead organic life-forms. Scavengers are useful to the ecosystem by feeding on and therefore breaking down dead animal and plant remains. The remains that are left behind by the scavengers are then used even further by decomposers.