• prey
  • Larger still are the massive daggers of the two adjutants and marabou (Leptoptilos), which are used to feed on carrion and in defence against other scavengers, as well as for taking other prey. (wikipedia.org)
  • These bills have evolved to help openbills feed on their only prey item, aquatic snails. (wikipedia.org)
  • They feed by masticating their prey and sucking out the liquids. (wikipedia.org)
  • This singular behavior may assist them in extricating themselves from the jaws of predatory fish or from the interior of their own "prey", and the "sliming" might act as a distraction to predators. (wikipedia.org)
  • natural
  • Within 4 million years of diverging from other Phyllostomids, vampire bats had evolved all necessary adaptations for blood-feeding, making it one of the fastest examples of natural selection among mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asian
  • During the warmer part of the day, Asian Openbills soar on thermals and have a habit of descending rapidly into their feeding areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • likely
  • Because the hairy-legged vampire bat feeds on bird blood and it is the ancestral vampire bat, it is likely that all vampire bats initially fed on bird blood. (wikipedia.org)