Photos / Sounds

What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

james123

Date

May 19, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The departure of these bats leaves a pencil like nature of trees they roost on. The tendency is that people think they destroy the roosting trees. But their departure provides a regeneration period for the trees.

carrieseltzer Project curator ID

Eidolon helvum

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What

Old World Roundleaf Bats Genus Hipposideros

Observer

ospeleo

Date

May 8, 2015

Description

In the orange crocodile cave.

500 bats.
the cave was flooded (rainy season).
Same population size/composition than previous observations.

Mainly orange individuals in this cave, though a few dark bats were spotted.

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What

Roussettus aegyptiacus Rousettus aegyptiacus

Observer

berylmakori

Date

April 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

jakob Project curator ID

Rousettus aegyptiacus

Photos / Sounds

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What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

berylmakori

Date

February 13, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

jakob Project curator ID

Eidolon helvum

Photos / Sounds

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What

Greater Mascarene flying fox Pteropus niger

Observer

hanneke

Date

April 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

jakob Project curator ID

Pteropus niger

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Neoromicia capensis Pipistrellus capensis

Observer

nadiastorm

Date

May 16, 2015

Description

Tiny Cape serotine bats feeding on insects around Cresta

Photos / Sounds

What

Bent-winged bats Genus Miniopterus

Observer

ospeleo

Date

May 11, 2015

Place

Grotte 3 (Google, OSM)

Description

new cave.
around one thousand bats in this cave, only one species in the site.
The cave is wide.

Unsure of id, seems different from H. caffer seen in the other caves of the area (round ears, small nose).

Got some tissu sample in pure alcohol.

https://youtu.be/AClHI75AeLM

jakob Project curator ID

Genus Miniopterus

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No photos or sounds

What

Roussettus aegyptiacus Rousettus aegyptiacus

Observer

ospeleo

Date

May 10, 2015

Description

a thousand, at the northern entrance of the cave mixed with H. caffer and H. gigas

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ospeleo

Date

May 10, 2015

Description

tens of thousands.
mixed with H. caffer, R. aegyptiacus

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

ospeleo

Date

May 10, 2015

Description

thousands, in the cave, in rainy season, mixed with 2 other species.
Both orange / grey specimen.

Picture of a dead animal, found on the cave floor

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What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

ben_risky

Date

May 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A colony of nearly 500 bats are roosting deep in the dense mangroove forest away from the villages

jakob Project curator ID

Eidolon helvum

Photos / Sounds

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What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

ben_risky

Date

May 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A colony of about 2000 bats on 2 trees in front of Kenya Forest service office in Lamu island-situated 20 meters from the western beach of Indian Ocean

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

March 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I have no photos but recording the location.

jakob Project curator ID

Eidolon helvum

Photos / Sounds

What

Slit-faced bats Genus Nycteris

Observer

sekisambu

Date

April 11, 2015

Description

Bats with long ears. Caught in net

carrieseltzer Project curator ID

Genus Nycteris

Photos / Sounds

What

Eptesicus capensis Pipistrellus capensis

Observer

brian_kd2

Date

January 11, 2015

jakob Project curator ID

Pipistrellus capensis

Photos / Sounds

What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

April 5, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This actually was nearer our hotel in New Tufa. The trees were filled with the bats that looked like leaves in the trees. I know it looks impossible, but I was encouraged to post for Afribats!

jakob Project curator ID

Eidolon helvum

Photos / Sounds

What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

amasabaaluizah

Date

May 9, 2015

Place

Tanga (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mauritian tomb bat Taphozous mauritianus

Observer

paulwebala

Date

December 1, 2014

paulwebala Project curator ID

Taphozous mauritianus

Photos / Sounds

What

Greater Mascarene flying fox Pteropus niger

Observer

eliane-taraneh

Date

March 6, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Five male flying foxes were kept in a enclosure on Ile aux Aigrettes (IaA), a 26 ha island in the harbour of Mahebourg. They were all orphaned, after the mothers got killed in plantations.

The bats were visited by wild bats, that would feed in the ficus rubra trees on IaA. The island warden reportet observations of wild females mating with the captive males.

natalie Project curator ID

Pteropus niger

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What

Horseshoe bats Genus Rhinolophus

Date

May 5, 2015

Description

Photograph by Tom Butynski & Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme, lolldaiga.com

natalie Project curator ID

Genus Rhinolophus

Photos / Sounds

What

Epauletted Fruit Bats Genus Epomophorus

Observer

pstouffer

Date

April 5, 2015 06:43 PM SAST

Description

Suborder Megachiroptera- fruit bats or megabats or megachiropterans
Family Pteropodidae- all megachiropterans
There were four of these beautiful giants roosting along the main beam of our banda. I thought this one looked a little chunky, and the explanation came when a little nose popped out from under the wing. I know New World bats fly with their small young, but that seems unlikely with one this size. If the baby couldn't fly she must have left it somewhere else, as they all left at dusk.
Thanks to Jakob at Afribats and Lara and Charles Foley for the id- any guesses on the species? at Pangani, Tanga, Tanzania

I'd be interested in more information on what's going on here- is the female still lactating? is the youngster fully volant?

jakob Project curator ID

Genus Epomophorus

Photos / Sounds

What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

pstouffer

Date

March 24, 2015 07:11 AM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

natalie Project curator ID

Eidolon helvum

Photos / Sounds

What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

pstouffer

Date

April 17, 2015 10:26 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Suborder Megachiroptera- fruit bats or megabats or megachiropterans
Family Pteropodidae- all megachiropterans
These giant bats descended in droves on the fig tree in our yard. According to Wikipedia, their wingspan is around 76 cm and they weigh up to 340g, putting them at the size of a small hawk. They make quite a variety of noises, some of which seem to be vocal and others with their wings, or at least given in flight. They are reported to move in massive groups, so these are probably the bats we've seen in massive roost exodus at dusk a couple of times in Moshi.
Thanks to Jakob at Afribats and Lara and Charles Foley for the ID.

natalie Project curator ID

Eidolon helvum

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What

Horseshoe bats Genus Rhinolophus

Observer

briangratwicke

Date

February 4, 2007 02:16 PM EST

natalie Project curator ID

Genus Rhinolophus

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What

Mauritian tomb bat Taphozous mauritianus

Observer

briangratwicke

Date

February 10, 2007 07:26 AM EST

Description

Looks like a fruit eater to me I need help with ID - Took this photo under the eaves of the museum in Kyle NP.

paulwebala Project curator ID

Taphozous mauritianus

Photos / Sounds

What

Gambian Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomophorus gambianus

Observer

amasabaaluizah

Date

May 2, 2015 10:36 AM HST

Place

Sandema (Google, OSM)

jakob Project curator ID

Epomophorus gambianus

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What

Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

milletman

Date

April 5, 2015 06:45 PM CET

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Only 261 individuals observed in the BECEAO colony in central Niamey.

jakob Project curator ID

Eidolon helvum

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What

Aldabra Flying Fox Pteropus aldabrensis

Observer

dbmarron

Date

March 20, 2009 12:25 PM GST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One of several seen; different individual from other pictures.

natalie Project curator ID

Pteropus aldabrensis

Photos / Sounds

What

Aldabra flying fox Pteropus aldabrensis

Observer

dbmarron

Date

March 20, 2009 12:27 PM GST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One of several in the area.

natalie Project curator ID

Pteropus aldabrensis

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What

Tomb Bats Genus Taphozous

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

April 2, 2015

natalie Project curator ID

Genus Taphozous