A cute little pollinator

Ecuadorian tailless bat (Anoura aequatoris) in flight. Ecuador. Photo by Carlos Boada.

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a good week!
I know things have been stressful due to the coronavirus, but I hope everyone
is doing well.

Currently I am a senior in high school, and I
plan to take a Gap Year after I graduate high school and before college. I plan
to go to both Ecuador and Peru. As these are my plans, I thought it would be
fun to write about a bat from these countries. I found an adorable one called the
Ecuadorian Tailless Bat. These bats are found in both Ecuador and Peru. There
isn’t much information on these bats however we do know that they mainly eat
nectar and pollen. Their long tongues help them get to the center of the
flowers. Also, they have small nostrils and a long snout. Ecuadorian Tailless
bats have dark brown fur, a triangular head, and round ears.

You might remember these bats from an article
I wrote about earlier this year. The article was about a special cactus that
could attract bats by absorbing ultrasound. The cactus uses bats to spread
their seeds. Their main pollinators include the Ecuadorian Tailless Bats.

If you want to learn more about these bats you may read about them here.

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