A little-studied, enigmatic bat, hardly anything is known about the biology of the buffy flower bat. It is, however, a highly gregarious species and is thought to emerge from its daytime roosts later than other species of bat (1). Its diet is believed to consist largely of pollen, hence its common name, but may also comprise insects, fruit and nectar (1) (4). The buffy flower bat is thought to give birth to a single young each year, and the discovery of pregnant females on Cuba in February suggests that breeding takes place around this time (1) (3). It is likely that most females give birth around June, with the young subsequently weaned in September or October (3) (5).