Scavenger Animals: Definition & Examples


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What is a scavenger?

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1. Which of these is a bird that is a scavenger?

2. Which of the following scavenger animals is known for eating bat droppings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is designed to test what you know about scavengers and their common features. You'll review your knowledge of well-known scavengers in nature and their environments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to check what you know about:

  • What animals that eat dead or decaying matter are called
  • Birds that are scavengers
  • The scavenger that eats bat droppings
  • Scavengers in New York City suburbs

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember what birds are scavengers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret which scavenger you may find in the suburbs of New York City
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you were able to pick out the kind of animal that scavenges on decaying flesh from what you read

Additional Learning

There is a more detailed look at these creatures in the lesson, Scavenger Animals: Definition & Examples. In this lesson, you'll find a more extensive explanation of:

  • The difference between a lion and a scavenger
  • Why some animals become scavengers
  • Defining 'carrion'
  • Scavenging insects