Couple roosting in trees of dense gallery forest
The Davy's Naked-backed Bat (Pteronotus davyi). This species eats moths, flies, and other flying insects. It roosts in the darkest and most humid sections of Trinidad's deepest caves. Photo: Dick Wilkins (Trinibats)
hier kommt wie versprochen Baby Casper :)
05/10/-27/10/: the two were here every day.
When I returned from leave they were still here.
07/11/-10/11/: the two were here every day.
11/11/: no sign of them, but we had bad weather the night before (I think they found shelter somewhere else, because the following day they were back again)
12/11/-16/11: the two were here every day.
17/11/-18/11/: no sign of them (again bad weather...)
19/11/-22/11/: the two were here every day.
The Baby is growing nicely & I will still follow up on them!
Observed at Jersey Zoo.
Seeds and fruit discarded at a feeding roost in an unused building. Second photo shows the room it was in.
large colony of ca. 100.000 individuals on a small inhabited island
no counts / 100 % sure of the identification.
big colony in the trees just at the range of the city of Gabu; 1000 is just an estimation with counts during days at roost and in the morning when they come back.
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...