70% of bat species are insectivorous, locating their prey by means of sonar. Of the remainder, most feed on fruits and their juices. Only three species sustain themselves with blood.
bats seem to suffer a higher death rate than birds in the neighborhood of wind turbines
Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight, that is, flight powered by muscular movement as distinct from gliding.
Nearly all bats are nocturnal and many live in caves; although they see well, they rely primarily on their highly developed hearing, using echolocation (sonar) to avoid collisions and to capture insects in flight.
Bats at rest hang head down, grasping a twig or crevice with their clawed feet; they take off into flight from this position.
Bats first appeared in the Middle Eocene period and are now widly distributed to in tropical and temperate regions. Their he wings consist of a fold of skin supported by elongated bones of the second through fifth digits. Their hind limbs are variously specialized but generally weak. Their Incisors are generally reduced, canines prominent, and cheek teeth rather primitive. The length of head and body ranges from about 3 to 40 cm with a wing span to about 120 cm.
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... Order CHIROPTERA--bats. 19 families, 178 genera, 926 species (the
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