Definition of tube-nosed bat in English:

tube-nosed bat

Syllabification: tube-nosed bat

noun

  • An Old World bat with tubular nostrils.
    • a fruit bat found chiefly in New Guinea and Sulawesi (genus Nyctimene, family Pteropodidae).an insectivorous Asian bat (genus Murina, family Vespertilionidae).
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    • We have all 4 species of Australian flying foxes in permanent care, as well as tube-nosed bats and microbats.
    • At night tube-nosed bats feed on soft fruits and nectar, while either hovering in front of the blossoms or climbing among flower clusters.
    • The tube-nosed bats have laterally directed, tube-like nostrils, of uncertain function

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