The departure of these bats leaves a pencil like nature of trees they roost on. The tendency is that people think they destroy the roosting trees. But their departure provides a regeneration period for the trees.
Captured near an artificial lake and found a refuge, three individuals
A very large group of approximately one hundred individuals was found in an abandoned house built of wood and reeds
We found a dead bat in a paper bag in the storage room. I think it was trapped in the bag and starved to death. It looks pretty dried up.
Captured in mist nets about 8 pm, he was found in a nearby rainforest to Puyo
Foto tomada por Jesus Sotomayor
flying fox with pup
pups are carried by the mother for the first few weeks of life, with weaning occurring around 5 months of age. Males do not participate in parental care. Young bats learn to fly at approximately 11 weeks of age.
Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (/kaɪˈrɒptərə/; from the Greek χείρ - cheir, "hand" and πτερόν - pteron, "wing") whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are...