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Naked-backed Bat, Pteronotus davyi, Mexico, via Flickr.

Naked-backed Bat, Pteronotus davyi, Mexico by AusBatPerson

Of the 3 vampire species in the world, the common vampire bat is the only one that prefers to feed on mammals, primarily domestic livestock (the other two species feed primarily on birds). The common vampire bat can be distinguished from Hairy-legged and White-winged vampires by its longer thumb. Vampire bats are very agile and can even run!

PHYLLOSTOMIDAE FAMILY: Common vampire bat Of the 3 vampire species in the world, the common vampire bat is the only one that prefers to feed on mammals,.

Летучие мыши во всей красе (50 фото)

Community Post: 60 Adorable Bats That'll Make Your Day

A pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) at the North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, North Carolina. The bats are actually the best part of that zoo.

A pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) at the North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, North Carolina. The bats are actually the best part of that zoo.

The Banana Bat (Musonycteris harrisoni) is an endangered species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae

Banana Bat - bananas are an ancient group that evolved with bats, their pollinators, over 50 million years. Bananas evolved nocturnal flowering, a strong and characteristic odor, plus abundant nectar and pollen to attract bats.

The white-bellied big-eared bat (Micronycteris minuta) is a bat species from…

Fledermäuse (BR)

The white-bellied big-eared bat (Micronycteris minuta) is a bat species from…

Artibeus phaeotis...tent making bats

Tent-making Bats are one of species of bat, making up of our mammal population. We saw these microbats in Costa Rica on our honeymoon and they literally make a tent in the palm leaves of trees to bed down at night.

DINNERTIME  A fringe-lipped bat sweeps out of the night to  carry off a túngara frog. The bat relies on a series of senses to  avoid accidentally taking a poisonous meal.

How not to eat the wrong frog

Bats Hunt Frogs by Detecting Water Ripples I helped research for this article published in Science.

Mauritian tomb bat (Taphozous mauritianus) photographed at Bateleur.Courtesy Julio and Erna Balona: Gauteng and Limpopo Bat Interest Group

A Winged Steed fit for a Faery Queen! I give you the "Mauritian Tomb Bat", Distribution: South Africa to Sudan and Somalia to Senegal; Mauritius and R.

Lesser short-tailed bat.

The endangered lesser short-tailed bat is an ancient species unique to New Zealand and is found only in a few locations. The greater short-tailed bat is probably extinct.

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