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Scavengers and Vultures

written by: pantera182
 
Learn some interesting facts about these creatures which love to consume dead animal matter. Yeah.

Question 1:


What continent does the large Griffon Vulture inhabit?
Africa
All of these
Asia
Europe

Question 2:


What common name is used to refer to the scavenging animals, representatives of the order Opiliones?
Harvestmen
Bumblebees
Sweepers
Waterbugs

Question 3:


What is the literal meaning of the word 'raccoon', which originates from the Algonquin word 'ahrah-koon-em' and denotes a scavenging mammal?
One who grasps with their hand just like a human
One who washes their hands and their food before eating
One who rubs, scrubs and scratches with its hands
One who eats whatever is in front of them

Question 4:


What term is mainly used in literature to refer to a group of crows?
A murder
A gaggle
A plunder
A mug

Question 5:


What term refers to the animal that is the result of crossbreeding between a male coyote and a female dog?
All of these
Coydog
Dogote
Coypup

Question 6:


What do the beetles from the genus Nicrophorus do after finding a carcass?
They remain right next to it and protect it violently.
They wait for it to decompose.
They tear it into small pieces.
They bury it.

Question 7:


What hyena species is the largest surviving on the planet?
Brown Hyena
Striped Hyena
Aardwolf
Spotted Hyena

Question 8:


What kind of animals are the Yellow jackets, the scavenging and predatory animals belonging to the genera Vespula and Dolichovespula?
Wasps
All of these
Bees
Flies

Question 9:


Lions may be skilled predators, but they would also eat carrion. What animal is the lion's preferred food?
Rhinoceros
Wildebeest
Elephant
Hippopotamus

Question 10:


Which of these names is commonly used for the carrion flies, belonging to the family Calliphoridae?
Blow-flies
Greenbottle
All of these
Cluster flies

 


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