Some articles on common vampire, vampire:
... The common vampire bat is short-haired, with silver-gray fur on its undersides, sharply demarcated from the darker fur on its back ... Common vampire bats exhibit sexual dimorphism in which females are bigger than males ... other bats have almost lost the ability to maneuver on land, vampire bats are an exception ...
... The white-winged vampire bat (Diaemus youngi), a species of vampire bat, is the only member of the genus Diaemus ... they do not perform the flight-initiating jumps that characterize the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus ... Though not as agile on the ground as the common vampire bat, they are quite proficient at climbing branches ...
Famous quotes containing the words vampire and/or common:
“I am the wound and the knife!
I am the slap and the cheek!
I am the limbs and the rack,
And the victim and the executioner!
I am the vampire of my own heart.”
—Charles Baudelaire (18211867)
“When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left. But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)