Bat on vertical dirt bank next to mud road. About 9:00 pm
I'm pretty sure about the ID of these fruits, but not 100%. Leaves do not match fruit--those are from a vine climbing the tree. I am terribly allergic to the leaves of this tree.
I think this was flattened in or near my house, perhaps under a box or trunk.
Seed with aril and capsule attached, starting to brown on top (probably opened
I took about 100 photos of this beautiful frog that I found on my bicycle one rainy day.
Seedling with cotyledons attached and seed coat (not sure what it is botanically) nearby.
A superlatively shiny fruit that I saw frequently and didn't photograph nearly enough.
Seedling with seed attached.
Not sure about ID. Guessing, really. Will consult EA Reptiles.
The slash of this tree oozes red like blood.
Some kind of wild ginger. I forget the name.
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?
A large colony, probably between 500-1000, day roosting in mango and coconut trees in the urban centre of Korogwe (Korogwe District, Tanga Region, TanzaniaI