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Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat

(Artibeus jamaicensis)

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A large, stout-bodied bat, black, brown, or grayish; large head usually with light stripes on face; short, broad snout with spear-shaped noseleaf; V-shaped row of small bumps on chin; head and body length to 10cm (4 in); wingspan to 40cm (16in). (Murciélago Frutero Jamaicano, Murciélago Come Frutas).


Low and middle elevation wet and dry forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; roosts in caves, hollow trees, under palm leaves; feeds on fruit.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
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.
Rincón de La Vieja 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.

Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus jamaicensis), Costa Rica