Antillean ghost-faced bat

Antillean ghost-faced batThe Antillean ghost-faced bat, or Blainvillee's leaf-chinned bat (Mormoops blainvillii) is a small bat, weighing only 9 grams ! The length of the forearms are between 43 to 50 milimeters. They have short and round ears, standing wide open, giving the impression of a funnel surrounding the head. Their eyes reduced eyes almost seem to be within the ears. The Antillean ghost-faced bat feeds in the underbrush on insects by night, and by day it prefers a hot cave.

The Antillean ghost-faced bat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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


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