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The Bat Quiz

'Ugly', 'creepy', 'scary'... just some of the attributes that increase the appeal of bats. Batman it's not, but can you find the "Hidden Robin"? 10 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

Which is the smallest mammal in the world?

  • Straw-Colored Fruit Bat
  • The Bumblebee Bat of Thailand
  • The Robin of the Sherwood
  • Bare-Backed Rousette

Question 2 Photo

Which Indonesian species has a wingspan of nearly 6 feet?

  • Gigantic Robin
  • Rickett's Big-Footed Bat
  • Big Red Bat
  • Giant 'Flying Fox' Fruit Bat

Question 3 Photo

Which species of western North America is totally immune to the stings of the scorpions and centipedes upon which it feeds?

  • Pallid Bat
  • Western Naked-Backed Fruit Bat
  • Greater Dawn Bat
  • Clay-Coloured Robin

Question 4 Photo

Which species can protect local farmers from over 30 million rootworms each summer?

  • Hammerhead Bat
  • Seychelles Magpie-Robin
  • Big Brown Bat
  • Lesser Long-Nosed Bat

Question 5 Photo

The nursing female of which species can eat more than her body weight nightly (up to 4,500 insects)?

  • Soprano Pipistrelle
  • Lesser Horseshoe Bat
  • Red Red Robin
  • Little Brown Bat

Question 6 Photo

Which is the most widely distributed bat species in the Americas?

  • Spotted Bat
  • Hoary Bat
  • Greater Bonneted Bat
  • Peking Robin

Question 7 Photo

The many attempts to introduce which species to America, Australia and New Zealand have all failed?

  • Greater Horseshoe Bat
  • Common Pipistrelle
  • European Robin
  • Whiskered Bat

Question 8 Photo

Which species adopt orphans, and are one of the few mammals known to risk their own lives to share food with less fortunate roost-mates?

  • Vampire
  • Madagascan Fruit Bat
  • Southern Scrub Robin
  • Spurrell's Woolly Bat

Question 9 Photo

Which West African species live in the large webs of colonial spiders?

  • Flame Robin
  • Tiny Woolly Bat
  • Welwitsch's Bat
  • Cape Hairy Bat

Question 10 Photo

The males of which African species have large, showy patches of white fur in shoulder pouches which are displayed to attract a mate?

  • Egyptian Rousette
  • White Throated Robin
  • Geoffroy's Horseshoe Bat
  • Epauletted Fruit Bats