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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 16, NO. 4 Winter 1998

On the Cover


The California leaf-nosed bat (Macrotus californicus) is the only bat in the United States to have large ears and a nose leaf. It is also one of the most maneuverable in flight. With short, broad wings, it can fly at low speeds using minimal energy. It typically hunts within a few feet of the ground using its superior eyesight to search for insects to glean from foliage. For more about this bat, see article, page 5.

Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
106 Species and Counting: Bat Conservation Comes to Bolivia
The California Leaf-nosed Bat, Sophisticated Desert Survivor
Around the Clock in Rodrigues
A Personal Portrait of the Rodrigues Fruit Bat
What if You Went to School with Bats?
Members in Action: Bob Wisecarver
Meet Membership Manager Amy McCartney
Chiroptorium Update
Look for "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats" at these locations:
Your Comments Welcome!
Mark Your Calendar for 1999 Members' Nights At Bracken Cave
Annual Report Available
Wish List
The BCI Legacy Circle: A Commitment to the Future

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