‚ÄčOrganisms that live in a Chaparral

(A trophic level is a position in a food chain occupied by a group of organisms with similar feeding habits.)


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The above image is a Red Shank tree.
This is one of the many producers in the Chaparral.
One adaptation of the Red Shank Tree is that it avoids drought with its long roots and hard and thick leaves.



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Western Scrub Jay is a tertiary and secondary consumer.
It eats things such as insects, eggs, small birds and acorns.
They shriek loudly to gather others to a speific area inorder to protect eggs, fight predators, etc.


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The Gopher Snake is a secondary consumer.
It eats organisms such as rodents, birds, and lizards.
Gopher snakes will hunt for prey by going into burrows, rocky crevices, and climb trees.


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The bobcat is a secondary consumer.
Bobcats eat insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and birds.
Bobcats are usually tan to a grayish brown with black streaks on its body,
spots on its back, and darker streaks on its legs and tail.
The spots on its back act as camouflage.



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The above image is a Toyon, which is another producer within the Chaparral.
Toyon berries are only edible when very ripe and they grow to be around 35 inches
tall so birds and other animals can eat its berries.


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The Brush Rabbit is a primary consumer.
It eats green clover, bark and leaves, and grasses and vines.
The Brush Rabbit survives by becoming immobile when spotted in brushy areas
and running in a zig-zag parrern when seen in open areas.



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The Grey Fox is a primary and secondary consumer.
It eats things such as berries, nuts, birds, insects, and rabbits.
The Grey Fox has the ability to climb trees to escape its predators with ease with its strong, hooked claws.
It will also use this talent to reach tree-bound food sources.
It descends by jumping from branch to branch or going down slowly backwards.



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The Kangaroo is a primary consumer.
Besides grass, they eat young shoots and tender leaves.
The Kangaroo has strong hind legs that are used to jump at high speeds
and a large tail used for balance.


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The Grysbok is a primary consumer.
They are mainly grazers, but will eat leaves and wild fruits as well.
When scared, the Grysbok flattens itself on the ground or hide in dens
of other animals to hide from predators.


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The Golden Eagle is a secondary consumer.
It eats rabbits, fish, and sometimes larger animals
such as foxes and young deer.
They also have very good eyesight so they can see prey from long distances.
They use their talons to kill and carry their prey while their beak is only used to eat.
They hunt with other Golden Eagles, one way is having one bird drive the prey toward its partner.