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Post by Dragon Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:49 am

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba), also called the Caribbean white tent-making bat. It has distinctive, entirely white fur, which is only found in six of the roughly 1,300 known species of bat.

It constructs "tents" out of understory plant leaves by strategically cutting the leaf ribs with its teeth; it roosts in these tents during the day. It is a specialist frugivore, consuming almost exclusively the fruits of one species of fig

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Ectophylla alba (honduran white bat) in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.

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Individual captured via mist net (Costa Rica)

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A Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) eats a Ficus colubrinae fruit at La Selva Biological station, Costa Rica


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Honduran White Bats in Costa Rica


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