What is Urban or City Wildlife?
City wildlife animal inhabitants consist of species that use human-dominated ecosystems. However, urban species differ in their use and manipulation of developed areas, all of them come into contact with people either in towns or on the woodland-urban interface. Examples of common urban wildlife species in America include both indigenous species (e.g., coyotes, red-tailed hawks, and raccoons) and invasive species (European starlings, house mice, English sparrows, rock doves, and Norwegian rats).
Characteristics of thriving urban wildlife:
- May utilize human food sources, such as bird feeders, garbage, or pet food
- Are typically omnivorous and generalists about habitat and food
- Are often fierce competitors and can prohibit