Some bats chug nectar with conveyor belt tongues

Lonchophylla robusta bat

To figure out how nectar-feeding bat tongues work, researchers recorded hairy-tongued bats (such as Glossophaga soricina) and grooved-tongued bats (such as Lonchophylla robusta, shown) feeding on bromeliads and other flowers. 

M. Tschapka/University of Ulm

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