Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso)

If you’re in a boat up a river or a lake in Pantanal or other places in South America, you’ve definitely seen these bats! If you come too close they quickly disperse from the roost low above the water and close to the thickets on the edge of the water.

Sometimes they roost under bridges, and even in bright sunlight in the middle of the day, they’ll fly off when disturbed.

Last updated on 2 January 2015