Supposedly the largest colony of fruit bats in Africa.
Puechmaille, S.J., Allegrini, B., Benda, P., Gürün, K., Šrámek, J., Ibáñez, C., Juste B., J., Bilgin, R., 2014. A new species of the Miniopterus schreibersii species complex (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) from the Maghreb Region, North Africa. Zootaxa 3794: 108-124.
Soo Cute! Okavango Delta, Botswana
Resident in our lodge.
male FA 95mm - F3 59,3mm
3 females, FA 71mm -F3 41mm + FA 70mm - F3 39,1 + female with new-born immediatly relaesed
male FA 32,6mm - F3 57mm + female full pregnant FA 33,7mm - F3 60mm
nearly 2.000 ind resting
bat colony roosting in basement of historical slave dungeon, situated on a small island just off the coast
There are 4 different individuals in these photos. One of the bats is eating 'badamier' fruit. While taking these shots, someone came to talk to me (god...he went to describe how his friend makes bat soup and how 'his friend' enjoyed the bat's head the most..disgusting).
colony of nearly 150 ind.
foreram length : 45,4 male / 46,2 female / 46,3 F / 46,5 F / 45,9 F / 46,2 F
2008-10-28 : 2 ind captured
2008-10-29 : 4 ind captured (3 biopsie send to Dr RG Trijillo, University of MO, Columbia, MO, USA)
Forearm length : 51,4 Male / 52,5 Male / 54 Male / 55,4 Female
approximately 20 ind in a cave (one captured)
Seen in Lobatse caves