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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_echolocation

Echolocation, also called bio sonar, is the biological sonar used by several kinds of animals. Echolocating animals emit calls out to the environment and listen to the echoes of those calls that return from various objects near them. ... Their use of echolocation allows them to occupy a niche where there are often many insects ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them ... Bats are less efficient at flying than birds, but are more manoeuvrable, using their very long .... Little fossil evidence is available to help map the evolution of bats, since their small, delicate skeletons do not fossilize very well, and ...

www.answers.com/Q/How_do_bats_use_their_ears_to_help_them_catch_insects

When they cannot see insects, at night, they can still locate them by emitting a sound and listening for echoes coming off the insects, a process called ...

www.kidzone.ws/animals/bats/facts8.htm

Also notice the very large ears. Bat Senses. Bats smell, hear, taste, feel and see just like people do. ... Instead of relying on their sense of sight for night-time vision, bats make ... some bats who eat while flying (they swoop and catch insects -- eating them ... Scientists think that the nose leaves help the bats send the sounds in ...

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051215231058.htm

Dec 15, 2005 ... Bats have an “ear” for flying in the dark because of a remarkable auditory talent that ... on bats' wings help them maintain altitude and catch insects in midair. ... that bats use their sense of touch for nighttime navigation and hunting. ... 'Non- Echolocating' Fruit Bats Actually Do Echolocate, With Wing Clicks.

animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/bat2.htm

Bats and Echolocation - Echolocation is the system bats use to navigate in the dark when hunting ... The oversized ears help the bat accurately pinpoint its prey. ... This is crucial to a bat's survival, as their main prey are small, quick-moving insects. ... To help them find their prey in the dark, most bat species have developed a ...

www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-bats-echolocate-an

This leaf-nosed bat uses sound waves and echoes--a technique called echolocation ... Most bats produce echolocation sounds by contracting their larynx (voice box). ... At this point, the ear is ready to receive the echo of an insect one meter away ... The large variation in sizes, shapes, folds and wrinkles are thought to aid in ...

video.nationalgeographic.com/video/weirdest-long-eared-bat

Most bat species use sonar to locate prey in the dark. But this superpowered bat can hunt using its huge ears alone, flying in "stealth mode" to get the jump on ...

www.si.edu/encyclopedia_si/nmnh/batfacts.htm

Too often, popular misconceptions have labeled them as "dirty," "disease ... bat When did they appear? bat. Evidence for bat-like flying mammals ... This membrane can form a basket or pouch to help catch and hold insects captured in flight. ... Other bats use their feet to snatch insects from the surface of ponds and lakes.

www.bats.org.uk/pages/bat_behaviour.html

All UK bats eat insects. ... You can help to provide food for bats by planting a wildlife friendly garden. How do bats catch their prey in the dark? Bats are not blind, but at night their ears are more important than their eyes. ... anything that is ahead of them, including the size and shape of an insect and which way it is going.