The Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus) is unique among the raptors for its diet, which consists almost exclusively of bats. It ranges across Sub-Saharan Africa, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia and New Guinea, and is unmistakable for its appropriately Batman-like dark plumage.
It is a gracile, medium-sized raptor (about 45 cm in length) with a number of adaptations which enable its high-speed-pursuit hunting style.
These proficient and strikingly beautiful hunters are ranked as a Least Concern species.
Pic: by Gary Albert, Sandakan, Malaysia, 2 June 2007 (via Wikimedia Commons)