Identify the type of consumer: The frog feeding on an insect.

Secondary Consumer feeds on smaller plant-eating animals in a food chain.

Consumers and its types

The main difference between primary secondary and tertiary consumers is that primary consumers are the herbivores that feed on plants, and secondary consumers can be either carnivore, which prey on other animals, or omnivores, which feed on both animals and plants, whereas tertiary consumers are the apex predators that feed on both secondary and primary consumers.

  • Primary consumers are animals that eat primary producers; they are also called herbivores (plant-eaters).
  • Secondary consumers eat primary consumers. They are carnivores (meat-eaters) and omnivores (animals that eat both animals and plants).
  • Tertiary consumers are animals that feed on both secondary and primary consumers.

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