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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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Anoura caudifer

Anoura caudifer

Tailed Tail-less Bat

Anoura caudifer is a small bat of around 10g in weight from the family Phyllostomidae (sub-family Glossophaginae).  It is nectivorous although it will also consume small insects, and is found in tropical and sub-tropical areas of South America.

It is uniformly brown and has the typical nose leaf of the family as well as a long, narrow snout with a long tongue measuring up to 3cm.  It will also readily take nectar solution from a handheld syringe (as in photo above).

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