Pursuit predation

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Pursuit predation is a form of predation in which predators give chase to fleeing prey.wikipedia
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Predation

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Pursuit predation is a form of predation in which predators give chase to fleeing prey.
This may involve ambush or pursuit predation, sometimes after stalking the prey.

Persistence hunting

Cursorial huntingcursorial traitendurance or persistence hunting
One particular form of pursuit predation is persistence hunting, and some animals are examples of both types of predator.
Persistence hunting (sometimes called endurance hunting) is a hunting technique in which hunters, who may be slower than their prey over short distances, use a combination of running, walking, and tracking to pursue prey until it is exhausted.

Ambush predator

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Pursuit predation is an alternate predation strategy to ambush predation.
Pursuit predation becomes a better strategy than ambush predation when the predator is faster than the prey.

Animal

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Pursuit predation is typically observed in carnivorous species within the kingdom Animalia, with some iconic examples being cheetahs, lions, and wolves.

Lion

lionsAfrican lionPanthera leo
Pursuit predation is typically observed in carnivorous species within the kingdom Animalia, with some iconic examples being cheetahs, lions, and wolves.

Wolf

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Pursuit predation is typically observed in carnivorous species within the kingdom Animalia, with some iconic examples being cheetahs, lions, and wolves.

Pack hunter

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Certain predators choose to pursue prey primarily in a group of conspecifics; such animals are known as pack hunters or group pursuers.

Sociality

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Group pursuit is usually seen in species of relatively high sociality; in vertebrates, individuals often seem to have defined roles in pursuit.

African wild dog

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African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) packs have been known to split into several smaller groups while in pursuit; one group initiates the chase, while the other travels ahead of the prey's escape path.

Bottlenose dolphin

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Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops) have been shown exhibiting similar behaviors of pursuit role specialization.

Harris's hawk

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Harris's hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus) have two cooperative strategies for hunting: Surrounding and cover penetration, and long chase relay attack.

Eusociality

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The vast majority of eusocial insects have castes within a population which tend to differ in size and have specialized structures for different tasks.

Insect

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The vast majority of eusocial insects have castes within a population which tend to differ in size and have specialized structures for different tasks.

Termite

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This differentiation is taken to the extreme in the groups isoptera and hymenoptera, or termites and ants, bees, and wasps respectively. Termite-hunting ants of the genus Pachycondyla, also known as Matabele ants, form raiding parties consisting of ants of different castes, such as soldier ants and worker ants.

Hymenoptera

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This differentiation is taken to the extreme in the groups isoptera and hymenoptera, or termites and ants, bees, and wasps respectively.

Ant

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This differentiation is taken to the extreme in the groups isoptera and hymenoptera, or termites and ants, bees, and wasps respectively.

Bee

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This differentiation is taken to the extreme in the groups isoptera and hymenoptera, or termites and ants, bees, and wasps respectively.

Wasp

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This differentiation is taken to the extreme in the groups isoptera and hymenoptera, or termites and ants, bees, and wasps respectively.

Pachycondyla

Pachycondyla astuta
Termite-hunting ants of the genus Pachycondyla, also known as Matabele ants, form raiding parties consisting of ants of different castes, such as soldier ants and worker ants.

Exoskeleton

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Soldier ants are much larger than worker ants, with more powerful mandibles and more robust exoskeletons, and so they make up the front lines of raiding parties and are responsible for killing prey.

Asian giant hornet

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Asian giant hornets, Vespa mandarinia, form similar raiding parties to hunt their prey, which usually consists of honeybees. The giant hornets group together and as a team can decimate an entire honeybee colony, especially those of non-native European honeybees.

Honey bee

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Asian giant hornets, Vespa mandarinia, form similar raiding parties to hunt their prey, which usually consists of honeybees. The giant hornets group together and as a team can decimate an entire honeybee colony, especially those of non-native European honeybees.

Cheetah

cheetahsAcinonyx jubatusking cheetah
Pursuit predation is typically observed in carnivorous species within the kingdom Animalia, with some iconic examples being cheetahs, lions, and wolves.

Painted whitestart

Painted redstartMyioborus pictus
The Painted redstart (Myioborus pictus) is one of the most well documented flush pursuers.

Dragonfly

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Dragonflies are skilled aerial pursuers; they have a 97% success rate for prey capture.