Portraits - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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An adult male Hairy big-eared bat (Micronycteris hirsuta) in Trinidad. Males have a special crest that is presumably spread during courtship. A gland at the base probably provides an odor attractive to prospective mates. Portraits

DSC020922016AD maleArena Forest ReserveHairy bigeared bat Micronycteris hirsutaSt. Andrews ProvinceTalparoTrinidadTrinidad 2016catching preyflightsecond batch