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Common Vampire Bat

(Desmodus rotundus)

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Identification:

A mid-sized, dark brown bat with shiny fur; tips of hair on back often silvery white; short snout with U-shaped, fleshy, skin folds; large, sharp middle incisor and canine teeth; triangular, pointed ears; no tail; head and body length to 9.0cm (3.5in). (Vampiro).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevation wet and dry forests, clearings,farm areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; roosts in trees, caves; nocturnal; often flies along riverbeds.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus), Costa Rica