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Ghost-faced Bat Mormoops megalophylla

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Date

March 25, 2016

Description

Photo: Melissa Donnelly

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Little Big-eared Bat Micronycteris megalotis

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Date

March 19, 2014

Description

The Little Big-eared Bat (Micronycteris megalotis) weighs between 4-9 grams. Typical prey items include cockroaches, beetles, grasshoppers, katydids, crickets, and even small lizards. This individual was found roosting inside a hollowed out log in the Bush Bush Sanctuary in southeast Trinidad. (Trinibats)

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Little Big-eared Bat Micronycteris megalotis

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Date

March 19, 2014

Description

The Little Big-eared Bat (Micronycteris megalotis) weighs between 4-9 grams. Typical prey items include cockroaches, beetles, grasshoppers, katydids, crickets, and even small lizards. This individual was found roosting inside a hollowed out log in the Bush Bush Sanctuary in southeast Trinidad. (Trinibats)

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Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus jamaicensis

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Date

March 19, 2014

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Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bat Natalus tumidirostris

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The Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bat (Natalus tumidirostris) occurs on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Average weight: 4 grams (0.1 oz).

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Southern Yellow Bat Lasiurus ega

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Date

April 9, 2014

Description

The Southern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus ega) is uncommon on the island of Trinidad. This elusive foliage-roosting species eats small flying insects. Individuals weigh an average 12 grams or 0.4 ounces. This one was captured in the Nariva Swamp, east Trinidad, where it was processed and released unharmed. (Trinibats)

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Davy's Naked-backed Bat Pteronotus davyi

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Date

March 20, 2014

Description

Davy's Naked-backed Bats (Pteronotus davyi) roost in the darkest and most humid sections of Trinidad's deepest underground caverns. (Trinibats)

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Black Mastiff Bat Molossus rufus

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Date

June 12, 2013

Description

Averaging 35 grams (1.2 oz), the Black Mastiff Bat (Molossus rufus) is one of those small insect-gobbling bat species we see flying rapidly across the sky at dusk and dawn in Trinidad. Consuming a daily minimum of 25% of its body weight in beetles, moths and rainflies (winged termites and ants), this bat is a natural insect-pest control agent. (Trinibats)

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Tent-making Bat Uroderma bilobatum

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Date

May 16, 2012

Description

A Common Tent-making Bat (Uroderma bilobatum) at home.

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Brazilian Brown Bat Eptesicus brasiliensis

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Date

March 21, 2013

Description

The Brazilian Brown Bat (Eptesicus brasiliensis) averages 8 grams (.03 oz), and is a voracious hunter of flying insects. Photo: Andrew Palmer

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Yellow-throated Big-eared Bat Lampronycteris brachyotis

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Date

March 13, 2013

Description

The Orange-throated Bat ((Lampronycteris brachyotis) is uncommon on Trinidad, even in primary and climax forests. It is rare to absent in disturbed habitat. Considered a gleaning insectivore, the species supplements its diet with seasonal fruit. This individual was captured, processed and released in the Bush Bush Sanctuary, southeast, Trinidad, March, 2013. Photo: Jonathan Durward (Trinibats)

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Pale-faced Bat Phylloderma stenops

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Date

March 19, 2015

Description

The Pale-faced Bat (Phylloderma stenops). Little is known about the habits of these bats; their diet includes fruit and insects. Photo: Dick Wilkins (Trinibats)

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Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus jamaicensis

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Date

March 19, 2015

Description

Three (3) Jamaician Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) are bats roosting in this tiny hollow in a small tree in the Nariva Swamp forest. It was hard to imagine how these relatively large bats could squeeze through such a small entrance hole. Photo: Daniel Hargreaves (Trinibats)

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Miller's Long-tongued Bat Glossophaga longirostris

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Date

February 17, 2015

Description

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

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Date

January 20, 2015

Description

Several species of stripe-faced bats inhabit Trinidad's forests. This is a beautiful cluster of Brown-bellied Broad-nosed Bats—Platyrrhinus fusciventris—roosting under a palm leaf. Photo: Cyndi Parrett Wagner in the Bush Bush Sanctuary, January, 2015. (Trinibats)

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Heller's Broad-nosed Bat Platyrrhinus helleri

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Date

January 20, 2015

Description

Several species of stripe-faced bats inhabit Trinidad's forests. This is a beautiful cluster of Brown-bellied Broad-nosed Bats—Platyrrhinus fusciventris (formally P. helleri)— roosting under a palm leaf. Photo: Cyndi Parrett Wagner in the Bush Bush Sanctuary, January, 2015. (Trinibats)

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Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bat Natalus tumidirostris

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Date

January 23, 2015

Description

The Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bat (Natalus tumidirostris) occurs in both Trinidad and Tobago. Averaging just 4 grams (0.1 oz), this tiny, delicate, and gentle species hunts small flying insects. Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bats roost in deep caves where they hang singly, not in clusters. Widespread wherever limestone caverns exist. Photo: Luke Rostant (Trinibats)

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Geoffroy's Tailless Bat Anoura geoffroyi

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Date

January 23, 2015

Description

Female Geoffroy's Hairy-legged Bats (Anoura geoffroyi) suckling pups in the Tamana Cave, January, 2015.

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Geoffroy's Tailless Bat Anoura geoffroyi

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Date

January 23, 2015

Description

Albino Geoffroy's Hairy-legged Bat—Anoura geoffroyi. Photo Dani Toussaint

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Proboscis Bat Rhynchonycteris naso

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Date

September 25, 2014

Description

The Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso) is widespread in Trinidad's lowland forests, usually near fresh or brackish water. Named for its tube-like nose, this 3-6 gram bat captures and eats large quantities of mosquitoe-sized flying insects. Photo: Trinibats—Rostant / Narang Team)

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Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat Artibeus jamaicensis

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The Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) provides seed-dispersal and/or pollination services for a wide variety of trees and shrubs in Trinidad and Tobago, many of which are important food sources for humans, birds and other wildlife such as lappe, deer, monkeys, etc. Photo: Dick Wilkins (Trinibats)

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Stripe-headed Round-eared Bat Tonatia saurophila

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Date

March 17, 2011

Description

The Stripe-headed Round-eared Bat (Tonatia saurophila) is a relatively rare species in Trinidad. This bat hunts insects, arachnids, and lizards by gleaning them from foliage or off the forest floor. (Trinibats)

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Great Stripe-faced Bat Vampyrodes caraccioli

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Date

March 13, 2014

Description

The Great Striped-faced Bat (Vampyrodes caraccioli) averages 30-47 grams, and provides seed-dispersal services for Balata, Hog Plum, Ficus, and many more important forest trees on the island of Trinidad. Photo: Steve Parker (Trinibats)

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Davy's Naked-backed Bat Pteronotus davyi

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Date

March 19, 2012

Description

The Davy's Naked-backed Bat (Pteronotus davyi). This species eats moths, flies, and other flying insects. It roosts in the darkest and most humid sections of Trinidad's deepest caves. Photo: Dick Wilkins (Trinibats)

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Short-tailed Fruit Bat in flight —Carollia spp. Photo: Dick Wilkins (Trinibats)

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Striped Hairy-nosed Bat Gardnerycteris crenulatum

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Date

November 22, 2012

Description

The Striped Hairy-nosed Bat (Mimon crenulatum) roosts in hollow tree stumps and rotting logs in the forests of Trinidad. Prey consists primarily of beetles, with some flies, moths, whip scorpions, and small lizards. (Trinibats)

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Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bat Natalus tumidirostris

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Date

March 19, 2014

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Riparian Myotis Myotis riparius

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Date

April 11, 2012

Description

Riparian Myotis, Trinidad.

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Seba's Short-tailed Bat Carollia perspicillata

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Date

March 12, 2014

Description

A female Seba's Short-tailed Fruit Bat (Carollia perspicillata) suckling her rather hefty pup. Bats typically give birth to just a single pup per breeding cycle which only occurs once, or at most, twice per year. This disparity in reproductive rates and litter-size can render bats highly vulnerable to population collapse, especially when entire colonies are threatened through habitat loss or the ill-advised destruction of primary roosts. (Trinibats)

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Geoffroy's Tailless Bat Anoura geoffroyi

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Date

March 12, 2014

Description

Tamana Cave, Trinidad.

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