What are Omnivores? Examples

An omnivores are animal that has the ability to eat and survive on both plant and animal matter. They obtaining energy and nutrients from plant and animal matter, And They digest Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Fiber, and Metabolize the nutrients and energy of the sources absorbed. Often, they have the ability to incorporate food sources such as algae, Fungi, and Bacteria into their diet.

Besides eating plant and animal matter, omnivores are also scavengers, which means they eat carrion or dead decaying matter. Some are omnivores, meaning that they eat eggs of other animals when they have an opportunity. Omnivores are known as opportunistic feeders since they can derive energy by processing both vegetation and proteins.

Human beings are omnivores. People eat plants, such as vegetables and fruits. We eat animals, Cooked as meat or used for products like milk or eggs. We eat fungi such as mushrooms. We also eat algae, in the form of edible seaweeds, which are used to wrap sushi rolls, and sea lettuce, eaten in salads. Bears are omnivores, too. They eat plants like berries as well as mushroom fungi and animals like salmon or deer.

They play major role of the food web, a description of which organisms eat which other organisms in the wild. Organisms in the food web are grouped into trophic, or nutritional, levels. There are three trophic levels. Autotrophs, organisms that produce their own food, are the first trophic level. These include plants and algae. Herbivores, organisms that consume plants and other autotrophs, are the second trophic level. Both omnivores and carnivores, meat eaters, are the third trophic level.

Examples of Omnivores

  1. Badgers.
  2. Dogs.
  3. Crows.Omnivores-crows
  4. Cocks & Hens.
  5. Chimpanzees.
  6. Squirrels.
  7. Hedgehogs.
  8. Pigs.
  9. Bear.
  10. Earthworms.
  11. Earwigs.