There are many different types of bats in the world. Over 900 species have been discovered already. Most bats typically eat fruits, flower nectar, insects, vertebrates, and some even eat blood. Well over half of the bat populations eat mainly insects. Most bats are nocturnal and use the night’s darkness to hunt, forage, and feed. Their days are spent sleeping, grooming, and resting.
Bats are extremely fast and trying to watch one catch its prey for dinner is particularly difficult. Sometimes bats will eat their insect as soon as they catch it. But they typically will take the meal back to their roost to eat where they can carefully devour the feast without dropping anything. What is so fascinating about these creatures, though, is the way they hear and see.
These creatures use the sounds they make to create an image of the environment in their heads.That is right; bats characteristically use sound to navigate in their surroundings.With this technique bats have found ways to forage for food as well as not bump into things while flying and moving around. Bats make three very distinct echo-locating pulse harmonics at 90, 60, and 30 kilohertz. This process is called echolocation.