Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 140-142

Foraging behaviour of the fishing bat, Noctilio leporinus (Noctilionidae)

Zortéa, MarlonAguiar, Ludmilla

Noctilio leporinus is a bat known to be adapted for catching fish in waterbeds (Bloedel 1955, Suthers 1965, Altenbach 1989). It has long legs and curved nails, which facilitate the capture of prey. Even with all this apparatus for capturing fish, insects are also important to its diet (Goodwin 1928, Brooke 1994).