Couple roosting in trees of dense gallery forest
hier kommt wie versprochen Baby Casper :)
05/10/-27/10/: the two were here every day.
When I returned from leave they were still here.
07/11/-10/11/: the two were here every day.
11/11/: no sign of them, but we had bad weather the night before (I think they found shelter somewhere else, because the following day they were back again)
12/11/-16/11: the two were here every day.
17/11/-18/11/: no sign of them (again bad weather...)
19/11/-22/11/: the two were here every day.
The Baby is growing nicely & I will still follow up on them!
large colony of ca. 100.000 individuals on a small inhabited island
big colony in the trees just at the range of the city of Gabu; 1000 is just an estimation with counts during days at roost and in the morning when they come back.
In the trees over our camp at Lake Natron Tented Campground, Tanzania.
Heart-nosed Bat : Oldupai Gorge, Ngorongoro, Tanzania
These bats were observed during the day in a karst limestone cave near the Ankarana Reserve in northwest Madagascar.
22/10/-23/10/: 5 adults + 3babys
24/10/: 6 adults + 3 babys
25/10/: 4 adults + 2 babys
26/10/: 4 adults + 2 babys
I'm off site at the moment & will follow up when I'm back at work.
Back at work & the Bats are still here:
07/11/: 7 adults + 3 babys
08/11/: 7 adults + 3 babys
09/11/: 6 adults + 3 babys
10/11/: 6 adults + 3 babys
11/11/: 4 adults + 2 babys
12/11/: 6 adults + 3 babys
13/11/: 6 adults + 3 babys
14/11/: 6 adults + 3 babys
15/11/: 6 adults + 3 babys
16/11/: 5 adults + 3 babys
17/11/: 4 adults
18/11/: 4 adults
(during the 17. & 18. we had bad weather, lost of wind)
19/11/: 6 adults + 3 babys
20/11/: 8 adults + 3 babys
21/11/: 8 adults + 3 babys
22/11/: 7 adults + 3 babys
200-300 ind in single palm tree, in front of the embassy of the Central African Republic
500+ ind in single palm tree in police compound in small town
ca. 200 ind in single palm tree inside private chicken farm
Murciélago hortelano mediterráneo. Morocco herptrip, april 2014
Dried and smoked bats at a local market in Kinshasa
colony in palm trees in the zoo of Yaounde, 500+ ind
colony in Ficus tree in garden of Gendarmerie commandant, ca. 1000 ind
colony of 10.000+ in mango trees along fence of compound of Garde Presidentielle, and inside compound
Under eaves; group (12 or so) would scuttle to far side when observed.
Terrible picture, but I believe that these should be distinctive in the area?
Uncertain of species; seemed best fit; not examined.
Large, couldn't give a precise measurement but would be surprised in wingspan was below 80cm.
Feed in immediate area on guava, mango and particularly Mpundu beans; generally a significant number roosting in date palm, so not inconceivable that they are feeding on those, too.
a wonderful colony of Eidolon helvum
During a visit to Anjajavy Reserve/hotel, we took a short drive (15 min) to a small cave, and saw about 20 of these bats hanging overhead.