The bat is sitting on a pine tree about 7 feet off the ground. It's about 3 inches long, it's head is down, its wings are folded under its body
Small gray bat with white belly.
Landed on the vessel then sent back to shore via helicopter the following day and released in Mombasa.
yellowish-brown neck and back, black/dark brown wings, large eyes and ears, ~75 cm wingspan
Varios individuos volando alrededor del alumbrado eléctrico público del pueblo de Omate. Individuos cazando polillas y mosquitos, en algunos casos levantando las polillas "heridas" del suelo.
Originally published as Scotonycteris ophiodon, see:
Dowsett, R.J., Harrison, D.L. & Granjon, L., 1991. Bats (Chiroptera) from the Mayombe and lower Kouilou (with a checklist for Congo). Tauraco Research Report 4: 251-263.
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...