A lovely family had built this little home for the bats in the area.
Kirindy Forest, MADAGASCAR
Scanned Slide from 1998
A tiny fruit bat snoozing in the Saklavas cave. Either a rufous trident bat (Triaenops menamena) or Trouessart's trident bat (Paratriaenops furculus).Thanks to Afribats for info.
Netted in primary forest outside Ipassa field station in June 1972
Netted in secondary forest in Makokou, Gabon in July 1971
Mist netted in secondary forest, Makokou, Gabon in July 1970.
Two adults roosting in roof space of outhouse.
Anjajavy, Madagascar, Oct 2011
When we were cooking at our place in Uis, this bat was perched on the cieling above us. He flew off and started zipping around the open cooking area grabbing moths.
Any identification help would be appreciated.
Hipposideridae is a family of bats commonly known as the "Old World Leaf-nosed Bats". While it has often been seen as a subfamily, Hipposiderinae, of the family Rhinolophidae, it is now more generally classified as its own family. Nevertheless, it is most closely related to Rhinolophidae within the suborder Pteropodiformes (or Yinpterochiroptera).