Saturday, April 27, 2013

Odd Shaped Stamps and Sheets - Brazil Pt4

This issue of postage stamps highlights the bats found in Brazil, and consists of a set of 4 self-adhesive stamps shaped in the form of bats. 

There are over 1,100 species of bats worldwide, and Brazil itself has about 167 species of these. The stamps show four bat species: Artibeus gnomus, Platyrrhinus helleri, Lonchophylla dekeyseri, and Lonchorhina aurita 

Only three species of bats feed on blood, and about 70% are insectivorous. The others eat fruit, nectar, pollen, leaves, and there is also the carnivores that eat small vertebrates such as amphibians, rodents, and even other species of bats.

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