Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Honduran white bat

Ectophylla alba

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

26 Comments (1–25)

brandonryanfig01 8 years ago


emanuelgoyco 8 years ago

OMG Real Furbys!!!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

My favorite species of flying Mamals! Have you ever seen the green variation?

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

I love these little guys and the way they make a tent out of a large leaf for sleeping.

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Such cute fur balls! I want one!

Tom15 8 years ago

Great picture and find!

Great how they are all cuddled up together !

Cute and cuddly!

al_ee_oop 9 years ago

AWW! :)

ajfree77 9 years ago

Yikes .

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Congratulations! Awesome photo!

freelancing 9 years ago

Squeeeeeeeeeal! So cute! They look like Gremlins and Tribbles had babies.

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Dave, this spotting has been featured in the Project Noah blog today!

harsuame 9 years ago

Vea pues blancos genial

It is hard to see the wings, usually the rest under Heliconia sp leaves.
in this other pic you can see alittle of an arm.

AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

it looks like kids toys:)very cute,fantastic

KatCuff 9 years ago

They're so FUZZY!!

JungleLoveMamasita 9 years ago

I saw a picture of these cute bats in a Costa Rican field guide from Zona Publications and was hoping to run into them on my many hikes through the jungle. This picture has inspired me to keep looking. I never thought I could like bats, but they really are just so adorable. Thanks for posting.

JasonWhittle 9 years ago

Gizmo and his Gremlin friends are Alive! Warning do not feed after 12. Great Shot!

skinheaddave 9 years ago

Indeed. Somewhere tucked into those balls of fur are wings .. or such is my understanding. They spend the days hidden under leaves as is shown in the picutre. This was shot straight up from under their position.

ZarinaSak 9 years ago

I don't see any "wing"? can they fly?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago


Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

impressive picture!

KarenL 9 years ago

How lovely! You should add this spotting to the Bat Monitoring mission!

skinheaddave 9 years ago

A palm of some sort, if I recall. I'm not great with my plants but we were in coastal forrest rather than a plantation.

Spotted by

Colorado, Provincia Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 25, 2005
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

Spotted for Mission


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team