Different Feeding Habits
Feeding habits of animals depend on the nature of the food consumed.
Herbivorous : When plants are eaten. Examples - Horse, cow, rabbit, apes.
Carnivorous : Feed upon animal flesh. Examples - Tiger, dog, cat etc.
Omnivorous : When plant products as well as animal flesh is consumed. Example - Man, bear.
Insectivorous : Eat insects. Example - frog, lizards, bats.
Mermacophagus : Feeding an ants. Examples - Spiny ant eater, scaly ant eater.
Larvivorus : Which feed upon larva and pupa of other animals. Examples - Gambusia, minnows (fishes).
Piscivorous : Feed upon fishes. Examples - Some large fishes, shark adn some birds like king fisher, heron.
Eggivorous : Which eat egg. Example - Some snakes.
Cannibalism : Which eat their own species. Examples - Scorpion, cockroach, snakes and sometimes tadpole of frog.
Frugivorous : Eat fruit. Example - Parrot, monkeys.
Grainivorous : Eat grains. Example - Most of the birds.
Soilivorous or Detritivorous : Eating soil. Examples - Earthworm.
Fluid feeders : Animals feeding on fluids, mainly from plants. Example - Male mosquito.