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false vampire

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(Animals) any large insectivorous bat of the family Megadermatidae, of Africa, S and SE Asia, and Australia. They eat insects and small vertebrates but do not feed on blood
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Noun1.false vampire - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insectsfalse vampire - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects
leafnose bat, leaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
big-eared bat, Megaderma lyra - large carnivorous Old World bat with very large ears
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Researchers used one gram GPS devices to reconstruct the movements of yellow-winged bats, one of two false vampire bats occurring in Africa and one of the few desert bats large enough to carry this innovative technology.
Researchers used 1g GPS devices to reconstruct the movement of yellow-winged bats, one of two false vampire bats occurring in Africa and one of the few desert bats large enough to carry this innovative technology.