| Pale-faced Bats are fairly big and heavy - for bats - weighing up to 65 g, which is more than two ounces. They are colorful, with pink faces, reddish-brown fur, and white wingtips. They inhabit mature, multi-layered forests where most of the tall canopy trees are green year-round, and are usually caught over streams. Not much is known about their habits. One chewed into a wasp nest and ate wasp larvae without being stung by the wasps. In a different location, a captive bat willingly ate bananas and sugar water.
Head and Body: 87-115 mm; Tail: 12-23 mm
Peters, W., 1865. Monatsberichte Koeniglich Preussiche Akademie Der Wissenschaften, Berlin. 1865:513.
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