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Desert Wildlife:

WILDLIFE BY TYPE

Mammals
... the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of ...

Reptiles
Reptiles are cold-blooded and don't have a constant body temperature. They are only able to ...

Birds
Birds (class Aves) are bipedal, warm-blooded, vertebrate animals that lay eggs.

Insects
Insects, a major group of arthropods, have an exoskeleton ...

WILDLIFE BY PREDATION

Predators
Predation is an interaction between animals in which one captures and feeds upon ...

Prey
The term prey refers to an animal that is sought, captured, and eaten ...

WILDLIFE BY DIET

Carnivore
Carnivores are predators and chiefly eat meat, although some will consume ...

Omnivore
Omnivores are animals which consume both other animals and plants.

Herbivore
An herbivore is an animal that eats only plants and no meat. However, many herbivores will eat ...

Insectivore
Any animal with a diet that consists chiefly of insects and similar small creatures is an insectivore.

Scavengers
An organism that habitually feeds on refuse or carrion.

WILDLIFE BY ACTIVITY

Diurnal
Diurnal animals protect themselves from the heat by spending most of the day ...

Nocturnal
Nocturnal animals are active at night and ...



Notes:
circadian
endogenous

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Mammals - Predators
Mountain Lion
Coyote
Bobcat
Kit Fox
Badger
Ringtail Cat
Mammals - Prey
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Mule Deer
Desert Cottontail
Jackrabbit
Antelope Squirrel
Round-tailed Ground Squirrel
Mammals
Mustang
Wild Burro
Reptiles
Desert Tortise
Reptiles - Snakes
Mojave Rattlesnake
Mountain Kingsnake
Reptiles - Lizards
Chuckwalla
Horned Lizard
Black-collared Lizard
Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard
Desert Spiny Lizard
Zebra-Tailed Lizard
Tree Lizard
Desert Iguana
Whiptail Lizard
Western Brush Lizard
Birds - Predators
Red-Tailed Hawk
Golden Eagle
Roadrunner
Barn Owl
Birds - Scavengers
Raven
Vulture
Birds
Gambel's Quail
Mourning Dove
More Birds
Insects
Tarantula
Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Wildlife Watching *
Successful wildlife viewing requires a few simple tricks. Click here to find out what they are.

The Desert Food Chain *
Everything has its niche. Who eats what, and what eats who in the desert?
Click here to find out what more.

ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - map/sat - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - book store
ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - glossary - comments
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