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Strange Tails

We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

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Argentine Brown Bat

Argentine Brown Bat

Eptesicus furinalis

The Argentine Brown Bat is from the family Vespertilionidae.  It is a small to medium sized bat and has a broad-head, short rounded ears with dark brown fur.  Its average weight is 7-8 grams.  The tragus is long and narrowly pointed and the tail is completely contained within the membrane and may be used to scoop up insects.

Eptesicus furinalis is widely distributed in Latin America and is not endangered.

They appear to have a bimodal breeding pattern and will generally produce twins in its first annual cycle.  Later litters in the year usually contain just one pup probably due to food shortage.

They can live in all manner of roosts including houses, trees, old bird's nests, caves etc.    They have short broad wings which enable them to hunt by aerial hawking and gleaning.

 

 

 
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