Proboscis bat

Proboscis bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Emballonuridae
Species : Rhynchonycteris naso

 

Keywords: nocturnal

The Proboscis bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the proboscis bat
A young / baby of a proboscis bat is called a 'pup'. A proboscis bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the proboscis bat

Proboscis bats are so well camouflaged that, even in broad daylight, they virtually disappear against the bark of the riverside trees on which they roost.

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