Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat 2018-09-20T23:35:31-04:00

Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat

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.

Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat Photo © Geoffrey Gomes