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

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

Link on the length of a bats tongue

Some very cool bat videos and information

Shows bats flying, landing, drinking from a feeder and walking in super so motion.

~ 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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