Banded mongoose with turtle dove carcass

Banded mongoose with turtle dove carcass

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Credit: TONY CAMACHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) scavenging with the remains of a turtle dove which had been killed by a bird of prey. This species is commonly found in areas with many termite mounds, which are used as a source of food and housing. Their diet mainly includes insects (termites and larvae of beetles), centipedes, lizards, snakes, frogs and occasionally mice. Photographed in Etosha national park, Namibia.

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Keywords: africa, african, animal, banded, behavior, behaviour, carnivore, carnivorous, diurnal, etosha national park, family herpestidae, fauna, mammal, mongoose, mungos mungo, namibia, namibian, nature, nomadic, predator, predatory, scavenger, scavenging, social, turtle dove, wildlife

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