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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Striped leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros vittatus

Date

September 2, 1998

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Colony of supposedly 2,000 individuals in a 170 m long limestone cave.
Sample remained in Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt/Germany.
In-depth description of the cave and the surrounding karst area has been published in "Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte" (vol. 2) - www.speleo-berlin.de/en_publikationen.php

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sundevall's roundleaf bat Hipposideros caffer

Date

September 1, 1998

Description

Colony of supposedly 2,000 individuals in a 612 m long limestone cave.
Sample remained in Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt/Germany.
In-depth description of the cave and the surrounding karst area has been published in "Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte" (vol. 2) - www.speleo-berlin.de/en_publikationen.php

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Date

July 6, 1994

Description

Colony of well over 5,000 individuals in the entrance section of a limestone cave. This cave was located in a small-scale limestone quarry and might in the meantime be partly destroyed.
Sample remained in Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt/Germany but the sample was in a state that did not allow detailed determination.
In-depth description of the cave and the surrounding karst area has been published in "Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte" (vol. 1) - www.speleo-berlin.de/en_publikationen.php

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Striped leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros vittatus

Date

June 30, 1994

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

These bat species occurs in small numbers far inside the cave system.
Sample remained in Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt/Germany.
In-depth description of the cave and the surrounding karst area has been published in "Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte" (vol. 1) - www.speleo-berlin.de/en_publikationen.php

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Date

June 30, 1994

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Formerly (1994) enormous colony of about 1 million individuals in the huge entrance chamber of the "Nandembo Cave System" (this entrance chamber is called "Nangoma Cave"). This colony declined rapidly in size due to increased tourist visits of Nangoma Cave. During a return trip in the year 2000 the colony was only half of the former size.
No sample has been collected but it can be regarded as confirmed that the colony consisted of a large species of fruit bats.
In-depth description of the cave and the surrounding karst area has been published in "Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte" (vol. 1) - www.speleo-berlin.de/en_publikationen.php

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus

Observer

kylejones

Date

September 2, 2015 09:08 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Long-nosed Bat Leptonycteris nivalis

Observer

mireya19

Date

September 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Aztec fruit-eating bat Artibeus aztecus

Observer

mireya19

Date

September 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Mouse-eared Bats Genus Myotis

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

September 1, 2015 08:52 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Bats Order Chiroptera

Observer

jsifuenteswinter

Date

September 2, 2015 04:10 PM PDT

Description

About 1" x 1"

Photos / Sounds

What

Vesper Bats Family Vespertilionidae

Observer

alep

Date

July 30, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Epauletted Fruit Bats Genus Epomophorus

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

July 29, 2004

Place

Skukuza (Google, OSM)
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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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