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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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Dwarf Dog-faced Bat

Dwarf Dog-faced Bat

Molossus temminckii

We did some bat trapping using mist nets in Sept 2014 and managed to catch 8 of this species.  They are one of the species that live in the roof of our research station.

They are very small, with a head/body length of about 5cm.  They are part of the Molossidae family which all have free tails extending from their membrane.  The Brazilian Free-tailed bat is part of this family.

They generally weigh between 7-10 grams and the fur is white from the base with cinnamon tips.  They are insectivorous and fairly common in this area of Argentina.

 

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