Pictures of Bats
These pictures of bats are in turn delightful and interesting, cute and perhaps a little bizarre at times....
|This cute, curious pair of bats belongs to the Phyllostomidae (leaf-nosed) family. They feed on fruit and sometimes pollen and insects. They use leaves to protect themselves from the elements and they also make a good hiding place from predators.
|This amazing fruit bat photo was taken by Stefanino123 in the Maldives. He's got lots of other great pictures in his Flickr photostream.
Grey-headed flying foxes (or fruit bats) are found in Australia and feed on pollen and nectar as well as fruit.
|Another Grey-headed flying fox, this time displaying a huge wingspan
|Fruit bats in Sri Lanka
|A lesser long nosed and a Mexican long-tongued bat at a feeder
|Cave Myotis in a cave roost. These bats are native to Central America and the south-western states of North America.
|Despite its name, the Indian flying fox is found in quite a few places in Asia including Nepal and China.
|A Mexican free-tailed bat can achieve speeds of up to 60 mph (97 kmh)!
|This photo of a pair of Mauritian Tomb bats and the one above were found at Wikimedia Commons
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into the weird and wonderful world of this fascinating mammal and more photos are on their way :-)
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