in garden of "hôtel campement Djoudj"
near Hôtel Keur Saloum
Found roosting inside a hollow baobab tree ( Adansonia digitata).
Same colony has been there for at least 8 years now that l have seen .
Saw this little guy flying through my house. Estimate about 6cm tail to head.
(Hipposideros commersoni marungensis) I think?
Small gray bat with white belly.
Landed on the vessel then sent back to shore via helicopter the following day and released in Mombasa.
yellowish-brown neck and back, black/dark brown wings, large eyes and ears, ~75 cm wingspan
Originally published as Scotonycteris ophiodon, see:
Dowsett, R.J., Harrison, D.L. & Granjon, L., 1991. Bats (Chiroptera) from the Mayombe and lower Kouilou (with a checklist for Congo). Tauraco Research Report 4: 251-263.
Samsung digital camera
Samsung digital camera
These bats are living inside the biggest baobab tree in Senegal. You can literally enter the baobab tree, the bats are inoffensive, they are minding their business on the "ceiling" of the room inside the baobab. This tree is situated on the road from Joal to Samba Dia/Palmarin in the Sine-Saloum Delta in Senegal!
A large number (50?) of noisy straw-colored bats in the trees above Kumasi zoo in Ghana. Specifically, the trees were overhaning a public street (Kejetia Road). On the sidewalk beneath these trees, a woman was roasting these same fruit bats for human consumption.
I believe these bats to have been wild because they were not caged inside the zoo. We did not enter the zoo so I don't know wether a bat population was maintained in captivity.
Day roost of a large number at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar
Two roosting on the side of a tree near the cabins at Ampijoroa Forest Station, Madagascar
Thousands of these bats live in the trees around the Ntahangwa river along Chaussee du Peuple Murundi near downtown Bujumbura, Burundi. Every evening around sunset they fly over the city into the hills around Bujumbura to feed.
Just hanging under a tree about 8ft from the ground. Another guest kind guest called John showed us where they were (he's a lovely bloke - very funny!) The map location is pretty much spot-on - they were in the tree/bush that's marked on the side nearest to the closest building.
Two bats emerged from a porcupine borrow when a hyena entered to prey on the porcupines.
Unable to confirm Identification down to species level due to not having had the bat in hand.
This guy was also caught hunting insects in our tent. One night 4 came in and one picked a moth off my elbow while i was sleeping.