Bedfordshire Bat Group Photo gallery.

Created February 2011

Now I have got the basic website up and running, I will  gradually be be moving some of the  photo galleries onto wordpress . Eventually I will embed galleries on the relevant pages where they exist.

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Artebius littoratis
Artebius littoratis
Artebius lituratus
Artebius lituratus
We offered this Great fruit eating bat some banana, but he wasn't very impressed
Artebius watssoni?
Artebius watssoni?
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Artibeus jamaicanscis.jpg
Artibeus jamaicanscis.jpg
Jamaican fruit bat
Artibeus lituratus.jpg
Artibeus lituratus.jpg
Great fruit eating bat
Artibeus watsoni (3).jpg
Artibeus watsoni (3).jpg
Thomas' fruit eating bat
Artibius jamaicencis
Artibius jamaicencis
JAmaican fruit bat
Chrotopterus auritus (11).jpg
Chrotopterus auritus (11).jpg
This woolly false vampire bat wasn't very keen on being captured initially ( NB He is not a vampire)
Chrotopterus auritus (22).jpg
Chrotopterus auritus (22).jpg
The same bat once it had settled down
Chrotopterus auritus (23).jpg
Chrotopterus auritus (23).jpg
If you wondered why everyone handling the woolly false vampire bat with big very strong gloves, here is why. This is carnivourous bat that will feed on other bats and could take a sizeable chunk out of humans.
Chrotopterus auritus (26).jpg
Chrotopterus auritus (26).jpg
If we thought this bat was a handful, he saved his best trick tiil last. No way was he going to put both legs inside the bat bag. It took several attempts to get him to co-operate. It was worse then persuading a cat into a cat traveling basket before a visit to the vet
Chrotopterus auritus (27).jpg
Chrotopterus auritus (27).jpg
woolly false vampire
Corallia spp (1).jpg
Corallia spp (1).jpg
All lined up in one photo. in alphabetic order left to right Carollia castanea ( Chestnut Short-tailed Bat,), Seba's Short-tailed Bat, Carollia perspicillata ( Seba's Short-tailed Bat) & Carollia sowelli (Sowell's Short-tailed Bat)
Corallia spp (3).jpg
Corallia spp (3).jpg
Al llined up in one photo. in alphabetic order left to right Carollia castanea ( Chestnut Short-tailed Bat,), Seba's Short-tailed Bat, Carollia perspicillata ( Seba's Short-tailed Bat) & Carollia sowelli (Sowell's Short-tailed Bat). Getting them to stay still for this was a real challenge.
Desmodus rotundus (15).jpg
Desmodus rotundus (15).jpg
Vampire bat
Desmodus rotundus (16).jpg
Desmodus rotundus (16).jpg
This vampire had just eaten when she was caught. Her distended bely "squidged" when touched
Desmodus rotundus (2).jpg
Desmodus rotundus (2).jpg
The vampire bat has very sharp teeth for scratching the skin of their prey.
Desmodus rotundus (5).jpg
Desmodus rotundus (5).jpg
Vampire bat. The long forearms are adaptations for crawling across the ground towards prey.
Ectophylla alba (4).jpg
Ectophylla alba (4).jpg
Honduran white bat. This tiny bat was like a tiny cotton wool ball. A very delicate bat it was quickly released , but we had time for a quick photo
Glossophaga commissaris.jpg
Glossophaga commissaris.jpg
Commissaris' long tongued bat
Glossophaga soricina (1).jpg
Glossophaga soricina (1).jpg
Pallas' long Tongued bat
Lonchophyllla robustus (1).jpg
Lonchophyllla robustus (1).jpg
Orange nectar bat
Lophostoma silvicolum
Lophostoma silvicolum
White throated wide eared bat
Sturnira lilium (2).jpg
Sturnira lilium (2).jpg
Little yellow shouldered bat

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