Chiroptrivia 2016

Created February 2016

Bats come in all types of shapes and sizes.The Australian tube nosed bat has spots of yellow on his ears. What’s not to like?

Eastern tube-nosed bat (Nyctimene robinsoni) from Australia. Portraits, Pteropodidae, E Australia. Photo Merlin Tutlae

Eastern tube-nosed bat (Nyctimene robinsoni) from Australia. Portraits, Pteropodidae, E Australia. Photo Merlin Tuttle

 

A bat I have seen is almost as amazing, with a freckled face and  incredible wing markingz

Photo Jude Hirstwood

Myotis welwitschii. Photo Jude Hirstwood

These photos were taken on a trip to Zambia in Nov 2015. Read more abut the trip here.06-7a rhino in the toilet2

Myotis welwitschii (2)

Myotis welwitschii. Photo Jude Hirstwood

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This wine is something special. On taking over a vineyard the yield was poor until the owners decided to use bat guano as a fertilizer. They have put bat boxes up to encourage bats and have named the wine after a rare bat in the region. For more detail go here

bat wine

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NZ short tailed bat and kakopo

Illustration Chris Gaskin

There is an amazing relationship between the New Zealand Short Tailed bat and the Hades plant. Read the original story here  or the article we wrote for the Jan 2016 newsletter 13NZ short tailed bat livingstgone Bat web

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This has to be one of the weirder bats, hard To believe he is from the same genus as Mimon crenulatum

Mimon bennetti

Mimon bennetti

Minom crenulatum (3)crop

Mimon crenulatum Photo Jude Hirstwood



This incredible bat is on a ride at Detroit Zoo


bat carousel


Ripon Cathedral Gargoyle competition winning design. Daubentons’s Bat Gargoyle, Designed and Carved by Tom Nicholls, 2015 See more of his work at http://tomjnicholls.com/sculpture

bat gargoyle


Here’s another one. This time lurking in Barcelona

Barcelona gargoyle

The bat group has some good photographers. This picture of a long te4rm captive captive was taken by Hedj Dollman  and was used in a number of publications

Norman the brown long eared bat. Photo (c0 Hedj Dollman

Norman the brown long eared bat. Photo (c0 Hedj Dollman

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