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Proboscis Bat

Rhynchonycteris naso

Description:

These bats were described by the Napo amazon staff as being Long-nosed Bats. After some considerable digging, I did not confirm this ID anywhere. Photographed off the Napo River, these bats lined the trees on the forest edge during the day, and would fly off at night to hunt for bugs.

Habitat:

Rainforest, Lowland tropics of the Amazon Basin

Notes:

3-4" in total length

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3 Comments

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 7 years ago

Thanks Tom and Lauren

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Great photo! I love how these guys line up on the tree trunks.

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Cool looking bats and nice photo of them!

Cody.conway
Spotted by
Cody.conway

Parroquia Nuevo Rocafuerte, Provincia de Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on Jun 14, 2013

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