Definitions for "Tertiary consumers"
Animals that feed on animal-eating animals. They feed at high trophic levels in food chains and webs. Examples are hawks, lions, bass, and sharks. Compare detritivore, primary consumer, secondary consumer.
Animals high on the food chain that consumer predators, eg. hawks.
third class of animals in the food chain; animals that eat other animals; the top predators; the biggest or fastest animals in the food chain