How many ants does an Anteater eat?
The Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is a large mammal in the Myrmecophagidae family from Central America and South America. Its head is elongated, with a thick neck, and a long, and tubular snout (nose). At the end of the snout are small nostrils and a small mouth with no teeth.
The Giant Anteater is insectivorous – it eats insects – especially termites and ants, as well as beetles and honeybees. It does not destroy the ant nest or termite mound completely – instead, it leaves some ants and termites so that they can rebuild the colony to ensure that there are more ants and termites in the future. It uses its claws to dig them up, and then it uses its long, sticky tongue to collect the insects. Its tongue has backward-curved papillae with sticky saliva.
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The Australian Huntsman Spider (Isopeda villosa) is an arachnid in the Sparassidae family of common huntsman spiders. Sparassids have eight legs and eight eyes.
The Australian Huntsman Spider is reddish-brown, with eight long legs. Its mouth parts are darker than its body. Its body has smooth furry hair.
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The Australian Wolf Spider (Hoggicosa castanea) is an arachnid in the Lycosidae family of wolf spiders. It is a wandering species of spider.
The Australian Wolf Spider is brown and camouflaged in its srroundings. It has eight eyes arranged in three rows. Two of its eyes are large and prominent. Unlike most spiders, it has excellent eyesight.
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The Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) is a common Australian bird.
The Crested Pigeon is grey with tints of brown. Its wings are brown-grey with black stripes. Its primary feathers are brown, purple, blue, and green. Its crest is black. Its black tail is long with a white tip. It has a grey beak, down-turned at the tip, with pink-grey legs, and brown-orange eyes. It has a bright orange eye-ring.
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The Australorp is an Australian breed of chicken. It is also called the Australian Black Orpington.
The Australorp has various colours, such as black (with an iridescent green sheen), blue, or white. Black is the most common colour.
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The Magnificent Tree Frog (Litoria splendida) is an arboreal amphibian found only in northwestern Australia.
The Magnificent Tree Frog is olive, emerald, or bright green with yellow or white blotches. It has a cream underbelly, and the undersides of its feet and legs are bright yellow.
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The Bush Stone-Curlew (Burhinus grallarius) is an Australian bird, often called the Bush Thick-Knee.
The Bush Stone-Curlew is a grey and white bird with black streaks. It has a white eyebrow line called a supercilium. Its beak and its legs are dark grey. Its eyes are pale green-grey with a white eye-ring.
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The Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata) is a common Australian dabbling duck.
The Australian Wood Duck is grey with a dark brown head and mottled black and white chest, with mainly white feathers. The male has a patch of bright green feathers towards the tail. It has grey wings with some black feathers. The female has white stripes above and below the eye, and is predominantly brown, speckled with white.
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