The colony uses many trees next to the railway through Morogoro/Nuunge. Not possible to say something exact about the number as many trees are not to reach. A huge number of bats flew around after obviously being disturbed by something.
A small colony in some trees next to the highway through Chalinze. According to the people there the colony was larger earlier in the year. Actually around 100-200 adults.
Seen around 10am.Strangely, they were perched in an Acacia kirkii that offered little shade from the sun. I would have expected them to select a more sheltered location to spend the day. Any idea why they would do this? Maybe they got caught out late and had to make due with what was available in their immediate vicinity?
"They are in the toilet", they said. Nothing special, I thought. As usual, Nycteris or stuff like this.
"But you cannot take photos of them," they said. Why not - bats in the toilet. " Because they are in the toilet."
Hm. French toilets with a colony of some thousand bats underground. Was quite difficult to get photos through the holes, true. But we managed. And we managed to catch one for portraits.
Same hotel as last year - but no Eidolon this time...
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Bats at Erin Ijesa
Actually on tsingy islets off coast of Anjajavy
Bats take to the sky at dusk. Their origin or roost site is presumed to be at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun state. Unfortunately, I was unable to visit in day time.
ravine forest in savanna landscape
Koordinates must be corrected when i am back
Roosting on almond tree along the road
Bats in the Kromdraai gold mine