Had an injured wing :(
Observation courtesy of David Moyer and David Lloyd-Jones.
Colony roosting in trees on small island and in a 1.5 km-stretch of riverine vegetation along the Ruhudji River.
Very large colony: evening emergence lasted for 20 min.
10-12 Million bats roost in this cave, the second largest bat population in the world. It's an incredible sight when they all fly out of the cave at dusk. We were told it takes 4 hours for them all to exit the cave.
A Greater Long-tongued Bat (Glossophaga longirostris) approaches a "Silk-Fig" banana flower cluster outside our apartment window at Speyside, Tobago—17th February, 2015. Photos: Geoffrey Gomes
Individuo observado en refugio ubicado en zona de matorral xerófilo
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...