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Greater White-lined Bat

(Saccopteryx bilineata)

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The Greater White-lined Bat is also called White-lined Sac-winged Bat. Small, dark, brown to black bat with two white lines running along its back; grayish belly; head and body length to 5.5cm (2 in), plus short tail. (Murciélago de Saco).


Lowlands over Caribbean and Pacific slopes; roosts in hollow trees, caves, but also in / on buildings, under roofs; forages at dusk, often near water.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
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.

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 White-lined Bat (Saccopteryx bilineata), Costa Rica