A single nest inside the cave. No eggs.
old nest, with several reutilisation.
one nest, alone, with 2 eggs, on a cliff with large overahang in the forest.
At the end of rainy season, in May.
found 2 old nests inside the cave.
in forest area
3 crocodiles in this cave, this time (only 1 in 2010, 0 in 2011).
1 big animal
flooded cave (40cm of water level).
pH: 7 +/- 0.5
Confirmation of flooded passages in this cave that have no horizontal access to the exterior.
Single crocodile in this cave.
small stream in the cave
pH 6.5 +/- 0.5
big animal (170+ cm) evaluation at 3m distance
In the orange crocodile cave.
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.
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.
a thousand, at the northern entrance of the cave mixed with H. caffer and H. gigas
tens of thousands.
mixed with H. caffer, R. aegyptiacus
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
Beach tiger beetle. Found right at wave line.
Tens of dead turtles wash up on shore every year -- some natural mx, some mx due to artisinal fisheries that may not target marine turtles but do harvest the meat opportunistically, and some mx due to illegal offshore trawlers who do not harvest the meat but cut off a flipper (or so) to free it from the net and toss it back to the ocean. This turtle was dead too long to make a guess at what caused its death. The WCS project onsite has a catch and release program, exchanging net materials for release of live turtles, with artisinal fishermen that seems successful. The program is modeled off a larger scale program run by the NGO, Renatura, who work on beaches south of the park: http://www.renatura.org/
Bobbing behavior. Lagoon side.
Found on bamboo that had washed onshore.
Observation courtesy of Olly Griffin:
beach at the mouth of the Conkouati Lagoon
At the park headquarters
adult male moth of the Saturniidae family, observed on the terrace of the SEGC camp in Lopé National Park, Gabon.
Criptic design on wings stunningly imitates a reared snake.
Netted above the borderriver of Moukalaba-Doudau NP. dark below, maybe Myotis bocagii cupreolus?
found inside the cave of Pahon 1
Male Scotonycteris netted in canopy net at Hypsignathus lek June 1971.
Hypsignathus feeding on large figs (Ficus) at night, one of two main foods during breeding season. Figs are spotty and ephemeral foods for these bats. Their regular staple that is traplines are several species of Anthocleista. Photo taken at fig across river from lek in August 1972.
Male hanging from his display perch on lek, flapping wings, and calling during peak mating season July 1971. Male is performing "staccato buzz", a rapid modulation of honking call performed to females when they hover near the male. Female can barely be seen on right of photo hovering to this male. Females visit multiple males (indicated by sequence of staccato buzzes along lek) and then select one for mating. Female ends copulation with loud squeals so matings are easily counted.