Definition of tube-nosed bat in English:

tube-nosed bat

noun

  • An Old World bat with tubular nostrils.

    • ‘The tube-nosed bats have laterally directed, tube-like nostrils, of uncertain function’
    • ‘We have all 4 species of Australian flying foxes in permanent care, as well as tube-nosed bats and microbats.’
    • ‘At night tube-nosed bats feed on soft fruits and nectar, while either hovering in front of the blossoms or climbing among flower clusters.’
    • ‘Queensland tube-nosed bats are polygamous with one breeding season.’
    • ‘As its common name suggests, the Philippine tube-nosed bat is endemic to the Philippines, where it is recorded only from the islands of Cebu, Negros and Sibuyan.’