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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
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Peregrine falcons are predatory birds that have been introducedinto many North American cities, where they feed primarily on pigeons. The pigeons eat mostly vegetable matter. To what two different trophic levels do pigeons and peregrine falcons belong?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The two different trophic levels that the pigeons and peregrine falcons belong to.

Introduction:

Plant community contains different trophic levels that determine the feeding behavior of the animals in a specific community. The energy and nutrients flow from one trophic level to the next thus, forming a series of the food chain.

Explanation

Trophic levels represent the feeding relationship between the animals in the food chain. The trophic levels start with primary producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers. The decomposers are included in a separate trophic level. A pigeon mostly feeds on vegetables and grains that are products of primary producers. So, they come under the second trophic level called primary consumers...

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