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It's my favorite animal appreciation day today - BATS! unfortunately for us, all bat handling projects were suspended last year in lieu of "the virus." Not so much to keep us safe though, it was done to avoid us potentially transmitting Covid-19 to our bat populations, who are already struggling across the nation with White Nose Syndrome. Until we can understand how to properly mitigate for this to keep the bats safe, our studies will be via acoustics for another season. (Pictured: pallid bat from our mist netting efforts on the Verde River in 2019) #batappreciationday #staybatty #pallidbat #savebats #batconservation #arizonabats
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Coming at ya! Grey headed flying fox swooping to cool his bellly in the late afternoon heat.Dear little sky doggos- I don’t care how noisy or stinky people say they are , I think they’re wondrous and delightful to watch . 🦇 🦇 🦇 #flyingfox #threatenedspecies #conservation #australiannatives #australianwildlife #greyheadedflyingfox #sydneywildlife #bats #batsofinstagram #batconservation #flyingfoxesofinstagram #sydney #sydneyaustralia #reflection #heatwaves #parramattariver #parramattapark #sonyimages #sonyalpha #sonya7riv #ic _nature #nature #flight #photography @wanderlustimagery.sydney #instadaily
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Really looking forward to getting stuck back into my Greater Horseshoe Bat photo project that finished in late September last year with the onset of the cool weather. This is a young ‘Greater’ foraging along a hedge. 📷 Olympus EX1x with 7-14mm f2.8 Pro lens. #olympusuk #breakfreewitholympus #olympusem1x #olympusmentor #cactus _image #cognisysinc #batsarecool #batconservation #batsofinstagram #savethebats #batsarecute #savethebats #ecologistuk #ukwildlifeimages #uk _widlife_images #natureTTL #bbcspringwatch #cupoty #conservation #britishmammal #thebritishwildlife #discovery _uk #bats #batlove #batphotography #batsuk #outdoorphotographymagazine #royalphotographicsociety #devonphotographyworkshop #photographyworkshopuk
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🎉 Pup number four has made its way to the world! Willow birthed her baby early morning last Thursday. She has been a very protective mother, but let us have a peak today 🥰. We are just waiting on Persephone’s pup to arrive any day now and that will be all of the new bats for this breeding season! #flyingfox #malayanflyingfox #pupseason #babybat #batconservation
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Something a little different. This is an inverted monochrome image showing large numbers of greater horseshoe bats flying through woodland on their way back to the roost after a night out hunting. The trouble with greater horseshoe bats is they return close to dawn when there is a good deal of ambient light to complicate the flash exposure, so this kind of shot worked better than the original color image. It achieves my main aim though - of showing the chaos when large numbers of bats are involved! Thanks again to Tom Kitching of the @vincentwildlifetrust and Huw Cox . . . #olympusuk #breakfreewitholympus #olympusem1x #olympusmentor #cactus _image #cognisysinc #batsarecool #batconservation #batsofinstagram #savethebats #batsarecute #savethebats #ecologistuk #ukwildlifeimages #uk _widlife_images #natureTTL #bbcspringwatch #cupoty #conservation #britishmammal #thebritishwildlife #discovery _uk #bats #batlove #batphotography #batsuk #outdoorphotographymagazine #royalphotographicsociety #devonphotographyworkshop #photographyworkshopuk
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I needed a new bat research picture that I can use for bios and all sorts of things. This yellow-winged bat, Lavia frons, was “happy” to oblige. This species is one of the few local bats that commonly flies during the late afternoon hours of daylight when they switch roosts or forage. These are sit and wait predators and typically go after large insects when they fly by the bat’s roost. They are so freaking cool. Also was rocking my @tonkawabatconservation shirt, which I highly recommend buying and supporting their bat conservation projects! **masks worn during processing bats, just not for this photo** 😂 . . . #yellowwingedbat #laviafrons #megadermatidae #batresearch #batsofinstagram #biology #wildlifebiology #wildlifephotography #wildlife #gradschool #savethebats #batbiology #batconservation #batconservationinternational #doitforthebats #optoutside #science #standupforscience #batwingman #tropicalecology #batsofkenya #kenya #wildlifeconservation
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The Artistic Roost is the home of all my bat inspired gifts and illustrations especially for all the bat lovers in the world! I take commissions too, so don't be afraid to get in touch! I donate 5% of sale profits to both @batconservationtrust and Kent Bat Group www.bizzyillustrations.co.uk #batconservation #lovebats #batsneedfriends #batillustration #wildlifeillustration #Faversham #greetingscard #charitydonation #mugs #teacups
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A big thank you to the bat groups who have generously supported the Sussex Bat Appeal to return greater horseshoe bats to Sussex for the first time in 100 years! 🙏🦇 Find out more about about the appeal and how to donate via link in our bio. #bats #batconservation #wildlifeconservation #mammals #greaterhorseshoebat #sussexwildlife
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Este es el murciélago orejón #Micronycterysmicrotis . Es un insectívoro de los bosques tropicales desde #México hasta el norte de #Brasil . Sus enormes orejas le sirven como “antenas” para captar hasta el más mínimo sonido emitido por sus presas. Esta especie caza insectos sobre hojas y troncos, se abalanza sobre ellos atrapándoles de sorpresa. Esta es otra especie que se encarga del control de los insectos en los bosques tropicales. #Guatemala #batconservationinternational #batconservation #batsoftheworld #batsofinstagram #batphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifepics #naturepic #naturephotography #natureshots
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Here are just some of the pictures of our fantastic volunteers working hard in the reserve. We’re so grateful to everyone who can make it and help out at the reserve despite the cold and sometimes wet weather during these winter months! We’d also like to thank Black Water Valley for their support of the reserve and partnership going forward. #rowhillnaturereserve #rowhill #conservation #conservationvolunteer #coppiceworker #coppice #coppicing #woodland #nature #naturereserve #woodlandmanagement #treework #wildlife #volunteering #biodiversity #charity #aldershot #farnham #blackwatervalley #batconservation #natureconservation #volunteerwork #ukwildlife #naturephotography
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Hammer-headed bat⁠ ⁠ 🌎 Widely distributed in West and Central Africa.⁠ 🍈 Females tend to travel a consistent route to find predictable fruits, whereas males travel more to find the highest quality fruit. ⁠ 🌙 They forage at night, sleeping during the day in tree roosts. Individuals may roost alone or in small groups.⁠ 🌳 Unlike many other bat species that segregate based on sex, males and females will roost together during the day. 👶🏼 They usually two mating seasons each year during the dry seasons. ⁠ 🍑 The hammer-headed bat is frugivorous, consuming a variety of fruits such as figs, bananas, and mangoes. ⁠ 📏Wingspans approaching 1 m (3.3 ft), and males almost twice as heavy as females. ⁠ 🦇 Males and females also greatly differ in appearance, making it the most sexually dimorphic bat species in the world. These differences include several adaptations that help males produce and amplify vocalizations: the males' vocal cords are about three times as large as those of females, and they have large resonating chambers on their faces. Females have a more fox-like face.⁠ ❔ As of 2016, the hammer-headed bat is evaluated as a least-concern species by the IUCN⁠ ⁠ 📸: MerlinTuttlesBats⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #batspecies #batsofinstagram #didyouknow #wildafrica #merlintuttle #fruitbat #fruitbats #batlover #battyforbats #batconservation #bateducation #batscience #batresearch #wildlifephotography #batfacts #animalfacts #wildlifefacts
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