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Tent-making bat

Uroderma bilobatum


American leaf-nosed bat. Its name comes from them constructing tents in groups, out of large, fan-shaped leaves such as palm o banana leaves. These roosts provide excellent protection from the tropical rains, and a single tent roost may house several bats at once.


Manuel Antonio National Park.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Sorry Flavio: I forgot to answer you: They were under a banana leaf next to the hiking trail so it was not hard to spot them. If you are in the lookout, that is :-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks beaker98! Coming from you it is a double compliment which I really appreciate :-)

@manuelarias: I do not think so. See here for species found in Manuel Antonio:

beaker98 9 years ago

Cute little guys:) Excellent photos Marta!

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 17, 2014
Submitted on Jun 24, 2014

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