1Any of a number of bats with mainly white or grey fur, in particular:
- Using echolocation, ghost bats hunt for large insects, lizards, frogs, birds and even other bats.
- The average head and body measurement of a ghost bat is 100 mm, each forearm also measures an average of 100 mm.
- Northern ghost bats like to stay in humid habitats such as tropical and riparian rainforests.
1.1 see white bat.
- More than half - 78 species - were bats, including ghost bats, fishing bats, giant false vampire bats, mammal- and bird-feeding vampire bats, nectar-feeding bats, fruit bats, sucker-winged bats, and free-tailed bats.
- Adult and juvenile ghost bats forage independently, coming and going from their roosts as they please.
- Some of these bats such as the ghost bats, capture their meals while flying high in the open air.
1.2Australian another term for false vampire.
- The study looked at the social and reproductive behaviour of the ghost bats, as well as their hunting and feeding behaviour.
- One can therefore argue safely that visual specialisations that were found to be absent from ghost bats are unlikely to turn up in Amorphochilus, Furipterus or some other rare, non-visual microbat.
- It has to be a pretty small carnivore and there have to be many of them since the floor is thickly covered with droppings, so ghost bats would have made sense.
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