Bats & Caves 2018-08-31T23:36:21-04:00


Bats & Caves

Bonaire is estimated to have approximately 400 caves (both wet and dry) on the island and Klein Bonaire. These caves provide important roosts for the nine species of bats found on Bonaire. Their diet varies species to species, and includes insects, fish, nectar, pollen and fruits. On Bonaire, Leptonycteris curasoae and Glossophaga longirostris are keystone columnar cacti pollinators.


2015_Simal et al_ Island–island and island–mainland movements of the Curaçaoan long-nosed bat, Leptonycteris curasoae
Keywords: Dutch Caribbean, Leptonycteris curasoa,e long-distance movements, mark and recapture, migration, Venezuela, STINAPA

2012_Smith_Preliminary inventory of key terrestrial nature values of Bonaire
Keywords: Flora, Fauna, Vegetation types, Habitats, Terrestrial, Reptiles, Birds, Bats, Fresh water species, Trees, Mangroves, Cacti, STINAPA

2012_Larsen et al_Evolutionary history of Caribbean species of Myotis, with evidence of a third Lesser Antillean endemic
Keywords: Myotis dominicensis, Myotis martiniquensis, Myotis nesopolus, Myotis nyctor, AFLPs, Lesser Antilles

2012_eds. van Beukering and Wolfs_Student essays on economic values of nature or Bonaire: A desk study
Keywords: Value, Art, Research, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Carbon sequestration, Pollination by bats, Water quality, Amenities, Cultural value, Cruise ships

1995_Petit_The Pollinators of Two Species of Columnar Cacti on Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Keywords: Bats, Cacti, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Glossophaga, Leptonycteris, Pollinators, Stenocereus, Subpilocereu