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Greater Fishing Bat

(Noctilio leporinus)

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The Greater Fishing Bat is also called Greater Bulldog Bat. A large brown or reddish bat; usually one light stripe on its back; forward-pointing ears; lips split in the middle,with drooping folds of skin, like a bulldog; no noseleaf; head and body length to 9.7cm (4 in), plus tail; wingspan to 60cm (2ft). (Murciélago Pescador).


Lowlands of Caribbean and Pacific slopes, near water; roosts in hollow trees, caves; forages over water for small fish.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde 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.

Greater Fishing Bat (Noctilio leporinus), Costa Rica