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Friday, January 28, 2011

Bat Size Comparison

Watching bats flit about the night sky, it can be very hard to get a good impression about their color, shape and size. From the last few posts I posted images of three species separately, but here they are in comparison to one another. I think this illustrates well the remarkable variation among bats.

Bats Relative to Size
A male hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) (top) is considerably larger than a female eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) (middle) and a tricolored bat (Perimyotis subflavus). Photographed near the Conasauga River in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia.


slot makinalari said...

Greaat! Going to check your other photos. Really cool...

Stella said...

All your pictures are amazing! Wildlife and nature in general are my favourite themes, too.

truman testa said...

It is really a difficult thing that what is the bats color impression in dark night, you think is quite right it can be very hard to get a good impression about their color, you have added her great informational post about bats and very nice image also, Thanks for sharing this post.

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Ostrich Fern said...

Wow! Such a wonderful post. Also very wonderful picture.

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