Bats

There are about 1200 different kinds of bats in the world. I’ve seen 106 of those, from 16 families (and it only counts if I see them in the wild). Here are some of the pictures I’ve taken. The complete list is below. Click on any photo to learn more.

Bat Photos

Bats I have seen:

Emballonuridae

Diclidurus albus, Lamanai, Belize
Rhynchonycteris naso, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Saccopteryx bilineata, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Saccopteryx leptura, Lamanai, Belize
Taphozous georgianus, near Rockhampton, Australia

Hipposideridae

Asellia tridens, Hal Tsaror, Israel
Hipposideros commersoni, Kianjavato, Madagascar

Megadermatidae

Macroderma gigas, near Rockhampton, Australia

Miniopteridae

Miniopterus manavi, Kianjavato, Madagascar
Miniopterus schreibersii, near Rockhampton, Australia

Molossidae

Molossus ater, Lamanai, Belize
Molossus molossus, Anguilla, BWI
Tadarida brasiliensis, Austin, Texas
Tadarida teniotis, Sede Boqer, Israel

Mormoopidae

Mormoops megalophylla, Lamanai, Belize
Pteronotus davyi, Lamanai, Belize
Pteronotus parnellii, Lamanai, Belize
Pteronotus personatus, Tamana Cave, Trinidad

Mystacinidae

Mystacina tuberculata, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Myzopodidae

Myzopoda aurita, Kianjavato, Madagascar

Natalidae

Natalus tumidirostris, Tamana Cave, Trinidad

Noctilionidae

Noctilio leporinus, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Pteropodidae

Epomophorus wahlbergi, Sabi Sands, South Africa
Pteropus conspicillatus, Cape Tribulation, Australia
Pteropus poliocephalus, Brisbane, Australia
Pteropus scapulatus, Cape Tribulation, Australia
Rousettus madagascariensis, Kianjavato, Madagascar

Phyllostomidae

Ametrida centurio, Point Fortin, Trinidad
Anoura geoffroyi, Tamana Cave, Trinidad
Artibeus cinereus, St. Benedicts, Trinidad
Artibeus intermedius, Lamanai, Belize
Artibeus jamaicensis, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Artibeus lituratus, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Artibeus obscurus, Tiputini, Ecuador
Artibeus phaeotis, Lamanai, Belize
Artibeus watsoni, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Brachyphylla cavernarum, Anguilla, BWI
Carollia brevicauda, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Carollia castanea, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Carollia perspicillata, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Centurio senex, Lamanai, Belize
Chrotopterus auritus, Lamanai, Belize
Desmodus rotundus, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Diaemus youngi, Trinidad
Ectophylla alba, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Glossophaga commissarisi, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Glossophaga soricina, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Hylonycteris underwoodi, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Micronycteris brachyotis, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Micronycteris microtus, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Micronycteris schmidtorum, Lamanai, Belize
Mimon crenulatum, Lamanai, Belize
Mimon bennettii, Lamanai, Belize
Monophyllus plethodon, Anguilla, BWI
Phyllostomus discolor, Lamanai, Belize
Phyllostomus hastatus, Tamana Cave, Trinidad
Platyrrhinus helleri, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Sturnira lilium, Lamanai, Belize
Sturnira tildae, St. Benedicts, Trinidad
Tonatia brasiliense, Lamanai, Belize
Tonatia evotis, Lamanai, Belize
Tonatia saurophila, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Trachops cirrhosus, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Uroderma bilobatum, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Vampyressa nymphaea, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Vampyressa pusilla, Lamanai, Belize

Rhinolophidae

Rhinolophus clivosus, Avdat, Israel
Rhinolophus ferrumequinam, near Pierre Perthuis, France
Rhinolophus hipposideros, near Bazoches, France
Rhinolophus megaphyllus, Tocal, Australia
Rhinolophus pusillus, Yiyuen, China

Rhinopomatidae

Rhinopoma hardwickii, hal Tsaror, Israel

Thyropteridae

Thyroptera tricolor, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica

Vespertilionidae

Antrozous pallidus, near Balmorhea Texas, USA
Bauerus dubiaquercus, Lamanai, Belize
Chalinolobus tuberculatus, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Eptesicus bottae, Sede Boqer, Israel
Eptesicus brasiliensis, St. Benedicts, Trinidad
Eptesicus furinalis, Lamanai, Belize
Eptesicus fuscus, Toronto, Canada
Lasionycteris noctivagans, Elk Island Provincial Park, Canada
Lasiurus cinereus, Toronto, Canada
Lasiurus ega, Lamanai, Belize
Myotis albescens, Tiputini, Ecuador
Myotis elegans, Lamanai, Belize
Myotis emarginatus, near Pierre Perthuis, France
Myotis goudoti, Kianjavato, Madagascar
Myotis keaysii, Lamanai, Belize
Myotis keenii, Sooke, Canada
Myotis leibii, near Chaffey’s Lock, Canada
Myotis lucifugus, Edmonton, Canada
Myotis nigricans, Tortuguero National Forest, Costa Rica
Myotis ricketti, Shandong Province, China
Myotis septentrionalis, Glacier National Park, Canada
Myotis velifer, Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, Texas
Myotis yumanensis, Squilax, Canada
Nyctophilus geoffroyi, Tocal, Australia
Nyctophilus gouldi, Tocal, Australia
Otonycteris hemprichii, Sede Boqer, Israel
Pipistrellus bodenheimeri, Hal Tsaror, Israel
Pipistrellus capensis, Sabi Sands, South Africa
Pipistrellus kuhlii, Sede Boqer, Israel
Pipistrellus ruepellii, Hal Tsaror, Israel
Pipistrellus subflavus, Gainesville, TX, USA
Rhogeesa tumida, Lamanai, Belize
Scotophilus dinganii, Sabi Sands, South Africa