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.

I found a very interesting bat to write about for this week’s blog. The Parnell’s Mustached bat lives throughout South America, Central America, and along the Caribbean coast.

These bats have wrinkled lips and narrow pointed wings that are longer than most other bats’ wings. They don’t have hair on their chin, so the hair on their muzzles makes them look like they have mustaches. Mustached bats have dark brown fur that turns orange as the bat ages.

Parnell’s Mustached bats roost clustered together in large humid caves. They also roost in mines and tree hollows. Mustached bats mainly eat moths, beetles, and an assortment of other insects. An interesting fact about these critters is that they are the only bats that have modified their behavior to compensate for Doppler-shifts. Due to this they are able to process their echos differently than other bats.

If you want to read more about these bats you may do so here.

I hope you all have a very Happy Easter and a Happy Passover.

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