The long-tongued nectar bat (Macroglossus minimus), also known as the northern blossom bat or the honey nectar bat. It has a reddish-brown colouring with relatively long hair compared to the other species. The hair on the abdomen is a lighter colour, and a dark brown stripe runs bilaterally down the top of the head and back.
These bats have not been recorded in flocks, which suggest they live in small group or alone. It feeds on nectar and pollen, which it can obtain from mangroves and banana flowers. Ecologically, the long-tongued nectar bat plays a major role as pollinator of many trees. Only male bats are used for taxidermy purposes to allow the females to reproduce.
They have an average length of 1825cm.
Species: Macroglossus minimus
Frame: 8” x 12” with Glass
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|Dimensions||33.5 × 23.5 × 4.5 cm|