Emballonurid bats inhabit humid rainforests, seasonal semi-deciduous forests, and savannas. Most species roost in well-lit places like entries to caves and temples, at the outside of buildings, or in hollow trees and buttress cavities of large trees.

Greater sac-winged bats (Saccopteryx bilineata) roosting over water, Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica. (Photo by Ja-nis Burger. Bruce Coleman, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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