By Natalie Goldstein

Show description

Read Online or Download Animal Hunting and Feeding , 1st Edition PDF

Best zoology books

Extraordinary Animals: An Encyclopedia of Curious and Unusual Animals

Animals have existed on the earth for plenty of 1000's of hundreds of thousands of years. In that point they've got developed right into a nice number of kinds, exploiting approximately each habitat the planet has to supply. in the dead of night depths of the oceans, within the probably inhospitable Polar areas, within the driest deserts, even in the our bodies of alternative animals, there are animal species that experience constructed precise and notable technique of surviving and thriving.

Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America: The Passerines (Mildred Wyatt-Wold Series in Ornithology)

With the book of the landmark volumes The Birds of South the USA: The Oscine Passerines and The Birds of South the United States: The Suboscine Passerines, Robert S. Ridgely and man Tudor confirmed themselves because the top professionals at the songbirds of South the United States. Reviewers hailed the volumes because the crucial reference works for pro ornithologists and avocational birders alike, and so they stay the one volumes that supply complete clinical assurance of the continent's passerines.

Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters (Animals and Ethics)

While failures strike, everyone is now not the single sufferers. typhoon Katrina raised public realization approximately how failures have an effect on canine, cats, and different animals thought of individuals of the human relations. during this brief yet strong publication, famous sociologist Leslie Irvine is going past Katrina to ascertain how failures like oil spills, fires, and different calamities have an effect on quite a few animal populations—on manufacturing facility farms, in examine amenities, and within the wild.

Monograph of the Urostyloidea (Ciliophora, Hypotricha) (Monographiae Biologicae)

This can be the second one e-book of a sequence treating the hypotrichs, an important a part of the spirotrichous ciliates. It summarises 230 years of morphological, morphogenetic, faunistic, and ecological information, heretofore scattered in a few 1,300 references around the globe. The ebook presents taxonomists, telephone biologists, and ecologists with an intensive survey providing synonyms, nomenclature and systematics, and an in depth description of morphology and ecology, together with just about all released documents, for every species.

Additional resources for Animal Hunting and Feeding , 1st Edition

Sample text

When an insecteating bat leaves its cave for its nighttime hunt, it gives off high-pitched bursts of sound. the sound waves travel through the air until they hit an object. then they bounce back to the bat. the bat detects the echoed sound waves using a special organ. this organ tells the bat how far away the object is, what type of object it is, how big the object is, if the object is moving, and in what direction it’s moving. when a bat detects a tasty insect with its wing, the bat sends out faster pulses of sound.

Owls also use patience and stealth when hunting. An owl waits until its prey is in an open area where it can be easily caught. The owl’s silent wings allow it to scoop up the prey before the animal realizes what’s happening. Most predators rely on patience and stealth, but a few do exactly the opposite. 3 kilograms), but it hunts rabbits that weigh 10 times as much. A stoat creeps through the grass until it’s near a rabbit. Then it suddenly sits up and begins to “dance,” leaping up and down and swirling around as if chasing its own tail.

While the rabbit is frozen in wide-eyed amazement, the stoat leaps at the rabbit and sinks its teeth into the back of the rabbit’s neck. This cracks the rabbit’s skull, killing it. A stoat can feast on one rabbit for many days. No matter how stealthy a predator is, it must reveal itself when it begins to attack its prey. Once a predator reveals itself, prey try to run away. So speed is important for hunting success. 2 km/hr) in pursuit of prey, but they can’t sustain this speed for long. If a wolf decides that it will not be able to catch a prey animal, it gives up the chase to save energy for the next try.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 12 votes