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Large urban bat population. Many are roosting in city trees and palms, and sometimes take flight after a disturbance or perhaps an internal bat squabble. In late afternoon, thousands of these bats can be seen in the Bata sky. Some of them are headed out to sea--why? No fruit out there...

Not 100% confident of ID, and I would welcome comments & corrections.

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Posted by muir about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by jakob about 4 years ago (Flag)
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yes, definitely Eidolon helvum!

Posted by jakob about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by carrieseltzer over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Straw-colored fruit bat - Photo (c) Isidro Vila Verde, all rights reserved, uploaded by jvverde
Community ID: Straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum)
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