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VOLUME 17, NO. 3 Fall 1999

On the Cover

Vol 17, No. 3- Fall 1999

A palm frond makes a convenient nighttime feeding roost for this great stripe-faced bat (Vampyrodes caraccioli) to enjoy a freshly plucked fig. This is one of a group of Latin American species often referred to as "white-lined bats," all of which have one or more stripes on their faces and backs. We are likely to catch several of these distinctive but little-known fruit bats on next year’s member trip to Venezuela (see back cover).

Like many tropical bats that use large leaves for shelter, great stripe-faced bats roost in small groups and change roosts frequently, rotating among a number of sites within a familiar area. Favoring tropical evergreen forests with dense vegetation, they are found from southern Mexico to northern Brazil and Bolivia, as well as on Trinidad and Tobago.

Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Young Ambatsadors of BCI
Former Home of More Than a Million Endangered Indiana Bats Protected
The Tale of a Giant Sponge, A Hot Chili Pepper, and a Bat
Where the Bats Are - Part II: Other Animals' Shelters
2000 Field Study Workshops
Invitation to BCI's Legacy Circle
Member Alert: BATS Movie is a True Horror
Look for "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats" at these locations:
"Highlights" Report Moved
Founder's Circle Trip to Botswana and Zambia
Join us in the Wilds of Venzuela

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