Morphological specialization influences nectar extraction efficiency of sympatric nectar-feeding bats.

Abstract

Mammals frequently use nectar as a supplementary food, while a predominantly nectarivorous lifestyle with morphological specializations for this feeding mode is rare within the class. However, Neotropical flower-visiting bats largely depend on nectar resources and show distinct adaptations to a nectar diet. Glossophagine bats form local guilds of 2-6… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.068494

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