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Food Chain
   
Paramo13_lo by CIAT - International Center for Tropical Agricultu on Flickr

This ecosystem is known for it's high altitudes and lush forests.
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Green Leaf of a Bio Plant in Nature by epSos.de on Flickr

Leaf contains chloroplasts that take the sun's energy and convert it into sugars through a process called photosynthesis. This makes the plant a producer or autotroph.
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Lubber grasshopper by JoelDeluxe on Flickr

Next, the grasshopper eats the leaf. This type of consumer is known as a primary consumer.
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DSC03861 by Lawrie Cate on Flickr

This bird then eats the grasshopper making it a secondary consumer in the food chain.
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Yellow Rat Snake (Elaphe obsolete) by cliff1066™ on Flickr

The snake then eats the bird (prey) making it the tertiary consumer and the TOP predator.
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