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Honduran white bat (9 pics)

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The Honduran white bat cuts the side veins extending out from the midrib of the large leave of the Heliconia plant causing them to fold down to form a 'tent'. They cling to the roof of this tent in small colonies of up to half a dozen individuals, consisting of one male and a harem of females. The tent protects them from rain and predators. Most tent-making bats take flight at even slight disturbances, but researchers in Costa Rica have reported that Honduran white bats take flight only when the main stem of their tent is disturbed, possibly because they are well camouflaged. Although their tents are typically low to the ground (about six feet), sunlight filters through the leaf which gives their white fur a greenish cast. This almost completely conceals them if they remain still. It has been suggested a colony may have a number of tents scattered within the forest. It is one of 15 species of Latin American bats that roost in tents. In the Old World, 3 species of bat from India and Southeast Asia are known to roost in tents.

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9 Honduran white bat (9 pics)

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№1 Author: Yoni (12 May 2009 05:19) Total user comments: 120


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Kinda cute little critters.
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№2 Author: Tootzygirl (5 Jul 2009 17:02) Total user comments: 0


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aww... they so cute! i want one.
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№3 Author: Dex (16 Jan 2010 00:07) Total user comments: 3


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FURBIES!! ^^
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№4 Author: Guesswho (23 Feb 2010 09:58) Total user comments: 0


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Lil' Furrballs :))
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№5 Author: Robert p. (18 Mar 2010 23:42) Total user comments: 0


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they r so cute, i might just want 2 find or get one for kristen and me!!!
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№6 Author: adzhoe (7 May 2010 02:41) Total user comments: 14959


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№7 Author: cherrygarcia14 (19 Jan 2011 21:16) Total user comments: 2278


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15 never knew they existed!
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