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Little Yellow-Shouldered Bat

Sturnira lilium

Description:

These darker spots are glands where the "Sturnira lilium" produces pheromones to attract a mate to reproduce.

Habitat:

This specimen was caught in a flooded area, on a region of an environmental reserve of Atlantic Forest.

Notes:

Some friends of mine are doing some researches of bats, then I went to help a little. The "Sturnira lilium" have a frugivorous diet.

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6 Comments

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 6 years ago

Thanks António! I really will consider! ;)

Gorgeous capture Leonardo,congrats and thanks for sharing.
Please consider adding this spotting to the 2015 Best Wildlife photo mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1184...

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Congrats! This spotting has been featured as a PN Fact of the Day!

https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...


Project Noah Fact of the Day: Animals that eat fruit, like this little yellow-shouldered bat from Central and South America, are called frugivores. Our PN spotter for this bat is assisting researchers and mentions in his notes, "These darker spots are glands where the "Sturnira lilium" produces pheromones to attract a mate to reproduce."

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 6 years ago

Very thanks Kathleen!

Very interesting spotting.

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 6 years ago

WoW! I love that this spot was chosen how Fact of the Day! Really very thanks! [ https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho... ]

LeonardoMB
Spotted by
LeonardoMB

MG, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 10, 2015
Submitted on Jan 15, 2015

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