3 individuals trapped at dawn in mist nets set over water on west side of Kartong Bird Observatory to catch Palearctic shorebirds and herons. Each bat was light yellow in colour and similar size or slightly larger than Gambian epauletted fruit bat but without white marks and with obvious banana shaped tragus. In each case it took two people to safely extract and release the bats due to their size and aggression.
Caught regularly as by-catch during evening mist netting as part of bird banding project. Some were bright yellow which suggested S. dinganii and others had buff underparts suggesting S. leucogaster and others like this were intermediate pale yellow or yellowish grey
Banana bat? I don't have biometrics but did weigh it - 2.5g
Caught during bird banding expedition
By-catch from work banding Palearctic migrant birds
By-catch from work banding Palearctic migrant birds. Caught with larger fruit bat which is shown in photo for comparison
Roost in house with over 500 individuals of Chaerephon nigeriae - maternity colony known to be pregnant in November. ID confirmed in the hand. Bats roosting in between corrugated iron sheet roof with silver lined insulation. Bat boxed installed and a few roosting in and behind the boxes but most remain in roof area.
Microchiroptera - hanging in rotten tree trunk in a riverine closed canopy forest in the Chinko Nature Reserve. Please help to identify the species as accurate as possible. Thank you very much in the name of the Chinko-Protection-Team.
Megachiroptera - Old World fruit bat hanging in a tree in a closed canopy forest in the Chinko Project Area. Please help to identify the species as accurate as possible. Thank you very much in the name of the Chinko-Protection-Team.
4 bats under the roof of a campement site
4 bats in a palm tree in the surroundings of the village
Not mixed with the other bats, in the meander downtream the big room.
50,000 bats in the big room.
Cave with an underground river, 2km long.
10s of cartridge on the floor.
hand collected at the entrance of the cave.
Large colony of another genus of bats inside the cave.
1km long cave.
voucher specimen LSTLST04
Decher J, Hoffmann A, Schaer J, Norris RW, Kadjo B, Astrin J, Monadjem A & Hutterer R. 2016 [for 2015]. Bat diversity in the Simandou Mountain Range of Guinea, with the description of a new white-winged vespertilionid. Acta Chiropterologica 17(2): 255-282.
Captured with canopy net at ~ 18 m above ground.
Listed by Fahr & Kalko (2011) as Neoromicia sp. nov. in the Appendix.
Fahr, J. & Kalko, E. K. V., 2011. Biome transitions as centres of diversity: Habitat heterogeneity and diversity patterns of West African bat assemblages across spatial scales. Ecography 34: 177-195.
Dwarf fruit bat caught in mangrove scrub whilst working on bird project, sex female and forearm length 47.2mm
Roosting colony of Straw-Colored Fruit-Bats; today's count was 5870 individuals (minimum estimate from 37 of 43 trees that are normally monitored -- 6 of 9 trees along the western boundary fence were not counted)
Photos were taken from a moving car driving west to east on the street along the northern boundary wall, from the traffic circle towards "Petiti Marchais", about 14:30 in the afternoon.
This photo is TERRIBLE. Sorry! There are at least five bats in this picture (I think there were at least a dozen, but most aren't distinguishable). This is a day roost on my friend's farm that they frequent.
Roosting right on the grounds of the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. My photos show that I saw at least 15 but I did not record the total number that I saw.