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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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Molossops temminckii

Molossops temminckii

Dwarf dog-faced Bat

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.

Since 2014 we have come across this species many times although there appear to be less of them roosting in our roof in 2018.


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