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Mexican Long-tongued Bat, Choeronycteris mexicana

The Mexican long-tongued bat can be found in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the United States. The range of this bat extends as far south as Venezuela and in the United States, they can be found in New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California. Baby Mexican long-tongued bats are born with dense fur to keep them warm in their natural habitats located in chilly mountain canyons. With a tongue that can extend up to a third of the entire body length, the long-tongued bat can easily feed on nectar that is in the innermost parts of cactus blossoms or agave. In southern Arizona, long-tongued bats are known to drink from hummingbird feeders.

Image Caption:     Mexican Long-tongued Bat (Choeronycteris mexicana). Credit: NPS/Wikipedia

Mexican Long-tongued Bat Choeronycteris mexicana