Leaf-Nosed Bat

Leaf-nosed Bat (Phyllostomidae)


The nose-leaf can be adorned with a vertical leaf, a concave upward leaf, or multiple accessory leaves; varying by species. Leaf-nosed bats lack a tail, have triangular-shaped ears that can have pointed or rounded tips,[12] range in body size from 4 cm to 13.5 cm, and a wingspan up to 90 cm or more.[10] leaf-nosed bats are usually brown, grey, or black, although five species are white. Most roost in fairly small groups within caves, animal burrows, or hollow trees, although some species aggregate in colonies of several hundred individuals. leaf-nosed bats that primarily feed on fruit and nectar must also ensure sufficient protein and fat intake by consuming insects or leaves.