Deliberate Insectivory by the Fruit Bat Pteropus poliocephalus by Aerial Hunting

@inproceedings{Clulow2011DeliberateIB,
  title={Deliberate Insectivory by the Fruit Bat Pteropus poliocephalus by Aerial Hunting},
  author={Simon Clulow and Adam T. Blundell},
  year={2011}
}
The diet of the Old World fruit bats (Pteropodidae) has been well studied with a large inventory of nectar and fruit bearing plant species known to be consumed. It is far less certain, however, whether pteropodid bats intentionally supplement their diet with insects in a similar fashion to many other frugivorous and nectivorous species, including some New World fruit bats of the family Phyllostomidae. Several reports of pteropodid bats consuming insects in captivity exist, and insects have been… 

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