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Recent observations

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What

Mauritian tomb bat Taphozous mauritianus

Observer

andyprice

Date

November 29, 2014 03:47 PM HST

Description

I have no idea what type of bat this is but I am advised by Afribat that it is a Mauritian tomb bat (Taphozous mauritianus). Mushara Outpost just outside the eastern gate of Etosha NP, Namibia

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ctnash

Date

December 20, 2014 04:49 PM AEST

Description

A roosting site shared with black flying foxes. Photographed.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

terjegrimsgaard

Date

July 12, 2014 07:40 AM HST

Place

La Digue (Google, OSM)

Description

Seychelles - La Digue - The Seychelles fruit bat or Seychelles flying fox, Pteropus seychellensis, is a megabat found on the granitic islands of Seychelles, and on the Comoros and Mafia Island. It is a significant component of the ecosystems for the islands, dispersing the seeds of many tree species. Although it is hunted for meat on some islands, it remains abundant. (Wikipedia)

Photos / Sounds

What

Epauletted Fruit Bats Genus Epomophorus

Observer

amasabaaluizah

Date

December 16, 2014 04:00 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gambian Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomophorus gambianus

Observer

amasabaaluizah

Date

December 16, 2014 04:00 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Myotis Myotis nigricans

Observer

allanfinlayson

Date

November 16, 2014

Description

see photo

Photos / Sounds

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What

Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus

Observer

dhobern

Date

November 20, 2014 10:48 AM CET

Description

Pteropus conspicillatus Gould, 1850, Spectacled Flying Fox, Cairns, QLD, 20 November 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

northern ghost bat Diclidurus albus

Observer

oscarcubero

Date

December 1, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

yuriaguire88

Date

April 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Big-eared Bat (Micronycteris microtis) Micronycteris microtis

Observer

yuriaguire88

Date

February 27, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

yuriaguire88

Date

November 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

yuriaguire88

Date

December 9, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (/kaɪˈrɒptərə/; from the Greek χείρ - cheir, "hand" and πτερόν - pteron, "wing") whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are...

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