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
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).