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Short-tailed Fruit Bat

(Carollia perspicillata)

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The Short-tailed Fruit Bat also called Seba's Short-tailed Bat. A small brown or gray bat with short, narrow snout with relatively large, spear-shaped noseleaf; small warts on chin; triangular, pointed ears; head and body length to 6.5cm (2.5in). (Murciélago Candelero).


Low and middle elevation forests, gardens, agricultural areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; roosts in trees, caves, riverbanks, buildings; prefers moist areas; feeds at fruit sources, flowers (especially at the Piper plant's candle-like flowering structures).

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.
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.

Short-tailed Fruit Bat (Carollia perspicillata), Costa Rica