bats – Flashcard

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Bats are _______ of all night flying insects predators
Between 60 and 70% of all bats are ___________ insectivores
A single brown bat can eat up to 1,000 ______ in one hour. mosquitoes
Bats are the only form of mammal to have attained _________ _________ powered flight
________ is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals rabies
Bats use ________ to communicate echolocation
The Old World fruit bat is known as a _______, because it is quite large megabat
Bats distribute different ______, which are vital to a rain forest surviving seeds
Bats are sometimes mistaken as _________. Birds
Bats hang _________ _______ when they are sleeping. upside down
Bats are __________ because they sleep at night nocturnal
Some types of bats are ______________ like the big-eared bat. endangered
Bats can lose their ______ to clear cutting in forests in which they live. habitat
You can help conserve bat habitats by making your own _______ _______. bat house
One common myth is that bats are _______. blind
Another myth is that bats get caught in your ____ when swooping down to feed. hair
The scientific name for bats is _______ meaning "hand-wing". Chiroptera
The largest bat is known to have a ____ _____ wing span. six foot
The smallest bat is known to weigh less than a __________. penny
There are almost 1000 species of bats all over the world and only three are known as ______ ____. vampire bats
Most bats have only one ________ each year. pup
Not only can bats eat insects, but they can scoop up ______ in ponds and lakes. fish
In bat wings, they have delicate _______ stretched across their arms and feet. membranes
___________ are much smaller, and the live all over the world. microbats
Some bats ______, which means they sleep during the winter. hibernate

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