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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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Black Myotis

Black Myotis

Myotis nigricans

Myotis nigricans is a small bat in the Vespertilionidae family and is common in northern Argentina.

It weighs between 4-7grams, and, as its name suggests, it usually has black or dark-brown silky fur.  The ears are widely spaced and pointed with a long pointed tragus and this bat feeds on insects on the wing.  It is thought that it uses its long tail membrane to capture insects and to transfer them to its mouth.  It is similar to Eptesicus furinalis but can be diferentiated by its dental structure and by looking at its tail membrane which is furred down to its knees.

The Black Myotis bears one pup which is independent after 5 or 6 weeks.

It echolocates at a higher frequency than other insectivorous bats in the Ibera marshes

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