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In part two of our Crick Crack Science Podcast series, we present "Bats of Bat Island: Feast of Frogs." (See video or listen to podcast).
Here, host Valene Mc Dougall chats some more with Trinidadian field naturalist and bat expert Geoffrey Gomes who tells us all about the surprising things bats feast on.
Podcast cover photo: A fringe-lipped bat pounces on a frog.
Photo by Merlin Tuttle, as featured in Bats of Trinidad and Tobago: A Field Guide and Natural History (lead author Geoffrey Gomes)).
Crick Crack Science Podcast series produced by Valene Mc Dougall
Audio edited by Jason Gittens and Rezonant Media
Video edited by Valene Mc Dougall
Featured music: "Weekend in Tatooine" by Unicorn Heads"
"Tungara Frog (Physalaemus pustulosus) Calling" by Drawingthemotmot
Amick, Pita K., Sam, Katerina, Drumo, Gendio, Toko, Pagi S. and Novotny, Vojtech. "Bats Can Reach 3626 m a.s.l. in Papua New Guinea: Altitudinal Range Extensions for Six Rainforest Bat Species" Mammalia, no. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2020-0169
M. Teague O’Mara, et al., “Bats Use Topography and Nocturnal Updrafts to Fly High and Fast,” Current Biology 31, no. 6 (4 February, 2021), DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2020.12.042.
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