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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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Artibeus lituratus

Artibeus lituratus

Great Fruit-eating Bat

Artibeus lituratus is a large fruit eating bat which is found in our province of Corrientes.  We have not yet discovered it at Reserva Don Luis but it is likely to be in the Ibera Marshes. It roosts in thickly forested areas and is abundant in Missiones. We have only come across one example in Corrientes, in the Isla Apipe.

It is from the family Phyllostomidae which includes all bats with nose leafs.

It weights between 70-90g and is a strong muscular bat with mid brown fur and striking white facial stripes.  It has no tail but has a fringe of hair on the edge of the uropatagium. The wings almost completely encircle the bat when it is roosting, hanging from its feet.

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