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Bat Pollination in Cloud Forests
  
Over several years studying the diet of nectar bats in cloud forests, I have collected a number of photos and videos documenting bat pollination.  Photos were taken in flight cages (by Nathan Muchhala, except for the B. sodiroana w/bat by Murray Cooper); videos were taken in the wild with night-vision cameras.  If anyone has ideas on plant identifications, please email me!


Plant Species Bat Visit Video

Symbolanthus sp.
(Macrocarpaceae)

Anoura geoffroyi

Macrocarpea harlingii
(Macrocarpaceae)

Anoura geoffroyi

Cleome anamola
(Capparaceae)

Anoura geoffroyi

Cobaea trianae
(Polemoniaceae)

Anoura geoffroyi

Aphelandra acanthus
(Acanthaceae)

Anoura fistulata
A. acanthus video



Centropogon nigricans
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura fistulata
C nigricans video


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Burmeistera sodiroana
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura geoffroyi
B sodiroana video



Burmeistera ceratocarpa
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura caudifer

Burmeistera borjensis
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura caudifer

Burmeistera lutosa
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura caudifer

Burmeistera succulenta
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura caudifer

Burmeistera cylindrocarpa
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura geoffroyi
B. cylindrocarpa video



Burmeistera glabrata
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura cultrata

Burmeistera truncata
(Campanulaceae)

Anoura geoffroyi


Meriania tomentosa
(Melastomataceae)

Anoura geoffroyi


Passiflora sp.
(Passifloraceae)

Anoura fistulata

Capanea grandiflora
(Gesneriaceae)

Anoura caudifer
C grandiflora video


Marcgravia sp. "short"
(Marcgraviaceae)

Anoura cultrata
(3 pics)
Pitcarinia video

Marcgravia sp. "medium"
(Marcgraviaceae)

Anoura fistulata
Marcgravia video

Marcgravia sp. "long"
(Marcgraviaceae)

Anoura fistulata




Pitcairnia fusca
(Bromeliaceae)

Pitcarinia video


Werauhia gladioliflora
(Bromelieaceae)

Anoura fistulata 
Pitcarinia video

Trianaea
sp.
(Solanaceae)

Anoura caudifer

Trianaea nobilis
(Solanaceae)

Anoura fistulata (3 pics) 
Dyssochroma video in flight cage
Dyssochroma visit video