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Attribution © Matt Muir
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Associated observations

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What

straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

muir

Date

February 26, 2012 09:12 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Large urban bat population. Many are roosting in city trees and palms, and sometimes take flight after a disturbance or perhaps an internal bat squabble. In late afternoon, thousands of these bats can be seen in the Bata sky. Some of them are headed out to sea--why? No fruit out there...

Not 100% confident of ID, and I would welcome comments & corrections.

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