Portraits - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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An adult male Chapin's free-tailed bat (Chaerephon chapini) in Zimbabwe, Africa. The crest is hidden beneath body fur except during courtship, at which time it can be spread like a male peacock spreads its tail.

1982AfricaChapin's freetailed bat Chaerephon chapiniKenyaMolossidaeZimbabweportrait