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False Vampire Bat

(Vampyrum spectrum)

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Identification:

A large bat (largest in the New World) with brown or rust-colored headand back; one light stripe along back; long, rounded ears; long, doglike snout with prominent noseleaf; no tail; head and body length to 15cm (6in); wingspan to 80+cm (2.5ft). (Vampiro Falso).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevation forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; roosts in hollow trees; forages in more open areas both within and outside of forests.

Found in the following Parks:

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.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

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.


False Vampire Bat (Vampyrum spectrum), Costa Rica