More Bats on Hummingbird Feeder

Around September in southeastern Arizona our hummingbird feeders are visited during the night by nectar-drinking bats that cross over into the U.S. from Mexico.

These are Lesser long-nosed bats Phyllostomidae (Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae) Total head and body measurement of approximately 3 inches. The tongue measures approximately the same length as the body. They are also are tailless. Their wingspan is about 10 inches.

To see my photos of last years bats

https://mostlyphotos.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/bats-on-hummingbird-feeder/

To see my photo post of last year when US Fish and Wildlife came to study the bats

https://mostlyphotos.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/bat-night-with-u-s-fish-and-wildlife/

Link on the length of a bats tongue
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/12/061206-tongue-photo.html

Some very cool bat videos and information

http://www.videosift.com/video/High-Speed-Camera-Shows-Bats-Can-Hover-Like-Humming-Birds

Shows bats flying, landing, drinking from a feeder and walking in super so motion.
Showhttp://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2009/03/19/how-to-be-a-bat-life-in-motion/

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~ by Meg on September 7, 2010.

4 Responses to “More Bats on Hummingbird Feeder”

  1. love these photos! Wish we got bats at our hummingbird feeders. . .

  2. Wow! these are amazing shots. I would have never guessed. Thanks for posting.

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