- Founder’s Circle Trip to Botswana and Zambia
- Join us in the Wilds of Venzuela
- On the Cover
- Young Ambatsadors of BCI
- Former Home of More Than a Million Endangered Indiana Bats Protected
- The Tale of a Giant Sponge, A Hot Chili Pepper, and a Bat
- Where the Bats Are – Part II: Other Animals’ Shelters
- 2000 Field Study Workshops
- Invitation to BCI’s Legacy Circle
- Member Alert: BATS Movie is a True Horror
- Look for “Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats” at these locations:
- “Highlights” Report Moved
A palm frond makes a convenient nighttime feeding roost for this great stripe-faced bat (Vampyrodes caraccioli) to enjoy a freshly plucked fig. This is one of a group of Latin American species often referred to as "white-lined bats," all of which have one or more stripes on their faces and backs. We are likely to catch several of these distinctive but little-known fruit bats on next years member trip to Venezuela (see back cover).
Like many tropical bats that use large leaves for shelter, great stripe-faced bats roost in small groups and change roosts frequently, rotating among a number of sites within a familiar area. Favoring tropical evergreen forests with dense vegetation, they are found from southern Mexico to northern Brazil and Bolivia, as well as on Trinidad and Tobago.
Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle