slit-nosed bat-This family of bats is also called Horseshoe bats because of the shape of the skin around their noses. They are insect eaters, using their huge ears for echolocation, and their broad wings for particularly agile flight in chasing down their prey.
Pallid bat, Antrozous pallidus by RD Wildlife Management | fightwns, via Flickr
Hairy-legged vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata centralis) is one of three extant species of vampire bats. Despite the common conception of vampires feeding only on mammals, it mainly feeds on the blood of birds. It is found from western Panama to Mexico.
This American leaf-nosed bat, which was found at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica, shows off the folded, spearhead muzzle for which it is named.