|Sharp-nosed Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso)|
(aka Long-nosed Bat)
|Anavilhanas, Amazonas, Brazil
These are common bats and fairly easy to see roosting over or beside water during the day. A distinctive feature is the way that they roost in groups of anything from 3 to 45 in a line one above the other about 2 to 4 cms apart.
They roost on the lower side of a large branch, the steep face of a bank, below a bridge or, as in this photo, on the lower side of a leaning tree trunk.
|The Sharp-nosed bat is predated by hawks, falcons and herons.
It is found from Mexico to South America east of the Andes as far as Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais, Brazil