Spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum)

A spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) from Costa Rica. This is the largest New World bat, with a wingspan of nearly three feet. It is a carnivore that feeds on a wide variety of small vertebrates, including rats, birds and small opossums. Mates appear to take turns hunting for food versus baby-sitting. They live in large, hollow trees.

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