Is a scavenger a decomposer?
No. Scavengers eat the dead along with decomposers, but decomposers eat the scavengers. A decomposer is a fungus, bacteria, or an insect while scavengers are usually mammals or birds.
A producer is always at the beginning of a food chain. A producer will always be a plant. A primary consumer eats the producer. The secondary consumer eats the primary consumer. The scavenger comes next (if it gets there before the decomposer.) The decomposer will always be last. Example: (where there is a scavenger) grass --> rabbit --> fox --> vulture --> mushroom producer, primary consumer, secondary consumer, scavenger, decomposer
the five type of consumers are herbivore, carnivore, scavenger, decomposer, and an omnivore. to define herbivore is, is that it eats grass plants or producers. To define a carnivore is, is that it only eats meat. To define scavenger is that it eats dead animals. To define decomposer is that it breaks down on dead animals. To define omnivore is that it only eats plants and animals.