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    • Hypsignathus monstrosus
  • English
    • Big-lipped Bat
    • Hammer-headed Fruit Bat
  • German
    • Hammerkopf-Flughund

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Recent observations

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What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

emjneil

Date

September 8, 2015

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Square

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

kristian

Date

December 4, 2013

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Square

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

kristian

Date

December 4, 2013

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Square

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

kristian

Date

December 4, 2013

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What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

jakob

Date

September 17, 2014 10:22 AM CEST

Place

Abidjan (Google, OSM)

Description

Observation courtesy of Souleymane Konaté, Université Nangui Abrogoua

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What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

natalie

Date

February 25, 2009

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Square

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

stephencsmith

Date

March 17, 2012 10:51 AM HST

Description

by Stephen C. Smith -- Malabo, Equatorial Guinea -- March 17, 2012

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No photos or sounds

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

congonaturalist

Date

November 20, 2015 05:59 PM CET

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Square

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

photosafari

Date

September 5, 2013

Place

Odzala (Google, OSM)

Description

A group hanging in a tall tree.

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Square

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

lakewalker

Date

January 29, 2015 12:41 PM HST

Description

Seen in Entebbe Botanical Gardens Uganda

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No photos or sounds

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

ibat

Date

December 7, 2014

Description

we only heard them in the late evening and he came back in the morning around 3 am for more love songs, only saw the eye shine

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

Observer

jimbo

Date

November 9, 2011

Description

typical "mating call" several times during the early night of 9-10 November 2011

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Description from Wikipedia

The Hammer-headed Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus), also known as the Big-lipped Bat, is a megabat widely distributed in equatorial Africa. This large bat is found in riverine forests, mangroves, swamps, and palm forests at elevations less than 1800 meters.

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