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Nectar Bat

(Glossophaga soricina)

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The Nectar Bat is also called Common Long-tongued Bat. A small brown or gray bat with a long snout; small, spear-shaped noseleaf; short, blunt ears; lower lip with a V-shaped notch lined with small bumps;head and body length to 6.5cm (2.5in), plus short tail; wingspan to 28cm (11in). (Murciélago Lengualarga).


Low and middle elevation wet and dry forests and open areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; roosts in caves, trees, bridges, buildings; forages within forest but also in open areas, dry stream beds, farms; hovers at flowers to feed on nectar.

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.
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.

Nectar Bat (Glossophaga soricina), Costa Rica