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Tent-making bat nurses her pup


Posted by dianarebman on Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:13 pm

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Intellectually I know bats are mammals not birds, but it still amazed me to see this bat mom nursing her baby!!  Taken in Brazil.

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by david fletcher on Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:54 pm
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Remarkable find and sighting Diana.
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by Ron Day on Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:20 pm
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Think how scary this would be with your Rockhopper P&DA treatment!!! A great photograph with excellent behavior, Diana!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:52 pm
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Wow- amazing perspective! So cool to have captured this moment!
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by Gary Gulash on Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:44 pm
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Super capture showing the nursing behaviour, I don't think I have ever seen this before. Nice details as well. Well done.
 

by dianarebman on Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:42 pm
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Thanks for your comments. As the name implies, she was tucked inside her tent so this was the only perspective I could obtain. I was thrilled to be able to observe this behavior.
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:30 pm
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Bats are fascinating creatures! Just imagine having to do everything upside down, including caring for your young ones. We have had some images of these clever tent making bats under their 'leaf tents' before, but I don't recall seeing one with a pup before, so this is a lovely find. Well done, Diana!

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by Mary Brun on Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:44 am
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What a beautiful catch Diana! They are both so lovely!
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