Bat flying in front of tan building
Fruit Bats Echolocate During the Day Despite Having Great Vision
Contrary to what researchers had assumed, Egyptian fruit bats don’t rely solely on sight to orient themselves as they drink and forage for food in daylight. 
ABOVE: Yuval Barkai
Fruit Bats Echolocate During the Day Despite Having Great Vision
Fruit Bats Echolocate During the Day Despite Having Great Vision

Contrary to what researchers had assumed, Egyptian fruit bats don’t rely solely on sight to orient themselves as they drink and forage for food in daylight. 

Contrary to what researchers had assumed, Egyptian fruit bats don’t rely solely on sight to orient themselves as they drink and forage for food in daylight. 

ABOVE: Yuval Barkai

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A fresh, peeled lychee fruit held above a harvest of fresh lychees
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