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2009-03-25 12:20:01

A U.S.-led study has documented for the first time how bats land and the scientists discovered that not all bats land in the same manner. The Brown University-led researchers said their findings offer new insights into how the Earth's second-largest order of mammals evolved. Daniel Riskin, lead author of the study, said the scientists studied the landing approaches of three species of bats -- two that live in caves and one that roosts in trees. The team filmed each species of bat as it...


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Silky short-Tailed Bat, Carollia brevicauda
2013-06-26 13:09:32

The silky short-tailed bat (Carollia brevicauda) can be found in Central and South America. Its range includes Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Guyana. It prefers to reside in a large variety of habitats including savannahs, disturbed forests, and lowland rainforests. It can be easily confused with C. perspicillata in southeastern areas of Brazil. The diet of the silky short-tailed bat consists mainly of the fruit of Piper, but...

Seba's Short-tailed Bat, Carollia perspicillata
2012-06-28 21:07:53

Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) is native to South and Central America, and it was one of the most widespread of bat species in that range. It prefers to live in habitats with arid deciduous and moist evergreen forests. It will roost in colonies numbering between 10 and 100 individuals within hollow trees, caves, and tunnels. Its main diet consists of over 50 species of fruits, but it will also consume insects and pollen. Seba’s short-tailed bat is listed on the IUCN Red...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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