What is another word for scavengers?

Pronunciation: [skˈavɪnd͡ʒəz] (IPA)

Scavengers are creatures or people who find and consume leftover food or other materials. These creatures or people are known for their ability to find something valuable in something that others have discarded. Another term that is often used synonymously with scavenger is the term "vulture". Vultures are carnivorous birds that feed on the remains of animals that have been killed by predators, scavenging for food. Hyenas are also often associated with scavengers, and they are known for their ability to find and consume dead animals. Other terms that can be used to describe scavengers include "fossorial scavengers", which are animals that search for food by burrowing into the ground and "opportunistic scavengers", which are animals that will eat anything they can find.

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Usage examples for Scavengers

In Deer River the signs began to be plainer and fresher, showing the passing of the Indians,-here a camp but two days deserted, there scraps of refuse not yet cleared away by forest scavengers, and the pursuers knew they drew close to danger and excitement.
"The Maid of the Whispering Hills"
Vingie E. Roe
These interesting friends of man are his greatest scavengers of the air.
"The Human Side of Animals"
Royal Dixon
But whenever a stop is made, or wherever they go, they do their work as scavengers.
"The Human Side of Animals"
Royal Dixon

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