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Mexican Long-tongued Bat Video
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Video by Arthur F. Goodrich
Text by Drew Stokes
The Mexican Long-tongued Bat is a relatively large bat that has a long snout with a leaf-like projection at the end of its nose. It has relatively large eyes and a short tail. It is sooty gray to brown in color and pale below. The Mexican Long-tongued Bat is the only nectivorous bat species that is known to regularly occur in San Diego County. It feeds on the nectar, pollen, and fruit of agaves, columnar cacti, and other nectar-producing plants and supplements its diet with insects. It is also known to feed at hummingbird feeders in parts of its range.