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Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat

Davy's Naked-Backed Bat Photo © Geoffrey Gomes

Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat (Pteronotus davyi)

It is a small insect-eating, cave-dwelling bat and is found throughout South and Central America. Only one individual of the Davy’s Naked-backed Bat has been recorded for Bonaire (year 2009). This little bat weighs 5 to 10 g and its wings are attached along the mid-back, covering the dorsal fur which gives the naked-backed appearance. They are adapted to hunt insects inside the vegetation.

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Bat Species Bonaire
Bat species on Bonaire

Bat Behaviour, Diet and Habitat
Bat Behaviour, Diet and Habitat

Millers Long-Tongued Bat
Millers Long-Tongued Bat

Curaçaoan Long-Nosed Bat
Curaçaoan Long-Nosed Bat

Pallas’ Mastiff Bat or Velvety Freetailed Bat
Pallas’ Mastiff Bat

Little Brown Bat Photo © ssolari
Little Brown Bat

Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bat Photo © Geoffrey Gomes
Trinidadian Funnel-Eared Bat

Small Leaf-Nosed Bat Photo © University of Alaska Fairbanks
Small Leaf-Nosed Bat

Peter’s Ghost-Faced Bat
Peter’s Ghost-Faced Bat

Greater Bulldog Bat
Greater Bulldog Bat