secondary consumer

noun Ecology.
(in the food chain) a carnivore that feeds only upon herbivores.
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He offered no estimates of secondary consumer impacts.
Then a secondary consumer, such as a coyote eats the mallard and gets energy.
Now the small containers will be eaten by the medium or secondary consumer.
We will then determine trophic transfer from producer to primary consumer and from primary consumer to secondary consumer.
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