Imagine my surprise when my mother told me she regularly see bats in her garden at night. Well, so much for difficulty in finding them. This one is on a 'Coeur de boeuf fruitier' or Annona reticulata. Apparently, my mom found bat's teeth mark on the fruit (since she is no expert, i cannot say whether they eat the fruit or not).
9 Fruit bats roosting in makuti roof
Saw this bat in a large Strangler Fig tree (Ficus thonningii) on a Sunday birdwalk with Nature Kenya in Karen. After consulting others on the birdwalk and checking in The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, I concluded that it is a Straw-coloured Fruit Bat. Correct me if I'm wrong as I'm still very new to bats and their identification.
A roost of approximately 20-25 individuals taking occupancy in a private lodge's guest bathrooms.
1 individual roosting in a niche, alone, next to a cave, sleeping.
A Fruit Bat foraging on bananas in our yard in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.
5 individuals in large open rockshelter.
I am using inat app for ipad and apparently i cannot put more than 4 photos for an observation (is there a way to be able to put more than this number of photos?). Thank you. These ones for you Jacob. I will try to see when i can get more time and be lucky enough to capture photos of these bats (most of the time, they remain nearer to the mountain and it is very hard then to photograph them). I found these ones on a tree near the coast. Total of 3 individuals.
captured over a small stream passing a village, alongside road
feeding on banana
Colony roosting on a small island in a large river, around 50.000-100.000 individuals. Bats are hanging relatively close to the ground, in a shrub thicket
roosting in a cave. only a few individuals.
twice smaller than egyptian roussette
Flying in open areas at dusk.
Fell out one of the blinds in a hide
roosting in a cave
in a cave with a small stream.
Bat on vertical dirt bank next to mud road. About 9:00 pm