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Tent-making Bat - Murciélago

Uroderma bilobatum


The Tent-making Bat, is a specie from Phyllostomid family distinguished by their nose projections, used to route the sound. They build tent-shape shelters in palm and banana leaves. During the day, two to fifty animals congregate under the leaves, where they are protected of predators and the weather. Their diet consists of fruits, nectar and insects, sometimes caught with his forearm while eating a fruit. Females are pregnant between December and July in Central America and in January, July, August, September and November in South America. Usually a single calf is born. ------------------------------------ El murciélago de campamento, es una especie desde la familia de filostómidos, que se distinguen por las proyecciones de su nariz, usadas para direccionar su sonar. Construyen refugios en forma de tiendas de campaña a partir de hojas de palma o de hojas de plátano. Allí se protegen de los depredadores y del clima. Durante el día, acampan grupos de dos a cincuenta animales se congregan bajo las hojas. Su dieta consiste en frutas, néctar de flores, e insectos, que a veces atrapan con el antebrazo mientras consumen una fruta. Las hembras están preñadas entre diciembre y julio en América Central y en enero, julio, agosto, septiembre y noviembre en América del Sur. Por lo general, nace una sola cría.


It lives in tropical forests, occasionally in orchards or plantations of the lowlands, inhabits forests from Mexico to northern South America. Also in Trinidad and Tobago.---------------------------------------- Habita las selvas tropicales, ocasionalmente en huertos o plantaciones de las tierras bajas, Habita en los bosques desde México hasta el norte de Sudamérica. También en Trinidad y Tobago.

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33 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Four, very beautiful photos....four, very educational photos....four, very interesting photos....

RickBohler 9 years ago


rams4d 9 years ago

Thanks for the info LaurenZarate

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Hi rams, When I was studying bat parasites in Costa Rica, we were netting bats every night and many times we had mothers carrying their babies. Not all species might do it though, for instance I've never seen a Desmodus vampire with a baby. After examining them for parasites, I would give them water and hang them on the outside window screen. They flew away when they were ready. I also found a baby Artibeus fruit bat once in the garden that had fallen off of its mother in flight.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

a, nuevo record de popularidad para tu coleccion... tas pegao!

Yasser 9 years ago

So awesome!

rams4d 9 years ago

Thanks to all !!!

rams4d 9 years ago

Lauren, I understand that the babys stay in the cave (or tree) while adults go for food. Thanks you for your comments.

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Gilma! Go quick and see if they are there! This one has babies too. It is amazing how they can fly with a baby almost as big as themselves.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago


LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Lovely spotting and information! Congrats!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

aaa, te lo dije, te lo ganaste y ni cuenta nos dimos!

Congrats again on the SOTD

Congratulations on the SOTD!! rams4d. Beautiful spotting. The cutest creatures I have seen!!
I have been looking for them for a while and today I was told I can find them in an abandoned house down the hill, I was told there are little ones. : ) : )

Stanislav Greš
Stanislav Greš 9 years ago

lovely :)

Congratulations on SOTD!!

Arya 9 years ago

Awesome find

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations rams4d.

joanbstanley 9 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD. Wonderful series.

kdpicturemaker 9 years ago

Amazing little creatures, great photos!

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Congratulations! Lovely little bats :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Excellent series. Fascinating little faces. Congratulations.

KarenSaxton 9 years ago

very cool!

Congratulations on SOTD! Great Photos!

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD rams4d!

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Provincia de Panamá Oeste, Panama

Spotted on Feb 2, 2014
Submitted on Feb 6, 2014

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