Greater sage-grouse are adapted to eat the leaves of sagebrush shrubs year-round. Sagebrush have a characteristic smell from chemicals called monoturpenoids, which are toxic to most wildlife. Sage-grouse have evolved to eat sagebrush leaves without getting sick.
Texas horned lizards feed primarily on harvester ants, 69% of their diet. They wait motionless along harvester ant trails and capture ants as they pass by flicking out their tongue and swallowing whole.
In 1914, California grain growers initiated a study on the Western Meadowlark’s diet to determine if the bird could be designated a pest species. Although they do eat grain, Western Meadowlarks help limit crop-damaging insects.
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