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Why don't Bats fly into objects at night?

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Asked by Shashi LS, 02 May '08 12:58 pm
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inbuilt ultrasound sensor they have...detects it
Answered by thyagarajan mahadevan, 02 May '08 12:58 pm

 
  
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they are good and have a good eyes at night..
Answered by nataszah, 02 May '08 01:01 pm

 
  
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Bats are nocturnal flying mammals and, although they have pretty good eyesight, at night they depend on echolocation to get around. In other words, while foraging, a bat emits pulses of high-frequency sound. When the sound pulses hit an object, theyre reflected back to the bat, allowing it to determine whats ahead a tree to avoid or an insect to snack on.
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 02 May '08 01:01 pm

 
  
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Most bats are nocturnal. They fly and forage for their food (bugs) at night. This means that they need safe places to sleep during the day. Caves provide the kind of protected shelter in which bats can thrive. Hanging from the ceiling of a cave, bats are out of reach of most of their enemies. Some of the most successful species of bats live in large cave colonies. Some of these colonies have millions of members, even up to 20 million! Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico once had 7-8 million, but now has about 1 million.

So, why don't bats fly into things at night? They use echolocation to locate food and avoid obstacles. They have the ability to create and hear noises that humans cannot hear. The sound waves bounce off of objects and back to the bat, which can then judge the size and distance of the object. These subsonic noises vary in length and pulse frequency, and are unique to the individual. Each bat recognizes its own pulse reflections, or "voice," and uses it to avoi ...more
Answered by vipan anand, 02 May '08 12:59 pm

 
  
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