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Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 20, 2017 09:53 AM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Day roost in dispersed trees. Cypresses.

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 20, 2017 09:47 AM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Roost sites more divided in small groups of 10 to 50 bats

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 15, 2017 04:57 PM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

A lot of disturbance for the bats here. The gardens and house's occupants don't like their presence... So, I've seen the bats going more and more to this site : http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7888555

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What

Shrews Family Soricidae

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 15, 2017 10:21 PM SAST

Description

The body around 10cm length. Emitting a very acute sound.

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 12, 2017 10:55 AM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Dead bats found on the Presidency day roost, at least 5 bats.

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Square

What

Old World Fruit Bats Family Pteropodidae

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 12, 2017 08:55 AM SAST

Description

Ejecta found down this fig tree http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7880629

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 12, 2017 09:28 AM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

By luck, I've found a small third group of E. helvum 400m down the roost day trees at Presidency in Kigali. Bats are roosting on Syzygium sp. (cuminii ?) and quite difficult to observe as the foliage is covering them. Some bats were also roosting on a Pinus sp.(spatula ?). They were not more than 500 bats.

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What

Cape Fig Ficus sur

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 11, 2017 02:42 PM SAST

Description

@carriseltzer, @jakob, I can't find the sp. if this fig tree... I think that bats are feeding on it...

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Square

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 11, 2017 03:03 PM SAST

Description

Many of these fruits were found under E. helvum roost day trees.

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 11, 2017 03:00 PM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

As the colony in Kigali has splitted after the perturbation in this roosting site http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7746886, more bats are present down the Presidency and are roosting on other trees sp. than they were used to like : Syzygium sp., Ficus benjamina, filao... The bats are quite hard to see as they use the foliage to hide.

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 11, 2017 02:10 PM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Bats staying after the trees have been cut on this roosting site http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7746886. The site is regularly cleaned but some dead bats can be observed (which is quite normal with such a colony) but I have no idea of the death rate in this case.

The bats are quite exposed to predators like kites (Milvus migrans) that I have observed catching bats.

Birds

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What

Birds Class Aves

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 8, 2017 04:30 PM SAST

Description

Important nesting sites for several birds species, highly perturbated in Kigali.

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What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 8, 2017 04:30 PM SAST

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What

sycomore fig Ficus sycomorus

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 3, 2017 09:00 AM SAST

Description

Fruit eaten by fruitbats. @jakob, @carrieseltzer

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What

Typical Thrushes Genus Turdus

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 4, 2017 05:25 PM SAST

Description

African Thrush with a bumble foot...

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Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 6, 2017 03:27 PM SAST

Description

Achatinidae going out with the rains. Adult size is around 5-6 cm. Need help for the sp. ID, thanks !

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 1, 2017

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Some droppings collected at night under this feesding roost : https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/6751784

The first pic look a bit like Olea hochstetteri seeds... I'll put them to germinate ;-)

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Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 1, 2017

Description

"Intobo" with fruits and seeds.

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 1, 2017

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

This major roosting site of E. helvum in Kigali has been radically reduced due to tree cuts...

Two months ago, this site looked like this : https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/6691374

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/5156019

@jakob

Photos / Sounds

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 1, 2017

Description

Fruits of Maesopsis found under the tree. With some traces of teeth ? Beak ? @carriseltzer, @jakob

Also some coloured droppings.

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What

sycomore fig Ficus sycomorus

Observer

eleeuw

Date

September 1, 2017

Description

Fig tree serving as feeding roost for E. helvum, with observation of droppings under the tree.
I'll put the seeds to germinate ;-)

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

June 22, 2017

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Droppings observed on the ground below trees of a E. helvum roosting day site. Looks like Goyava seeds @carrieseltzer ?

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

June 28, 2017

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Dead bat found in the early morning (28 june) in the centre of Kigali, Nyarugenge. Dr Jode Garbe has made a necropsis the same day ; Dr Gabre has concluded that "it was a young girl (...). No gross evidence of anything other than possible hemorrhage (...) no obvious sign of trauma". About hemorrhage, Dr Garbe says that "it was almost like engorgment of organs not really hemorrhage"

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What

Old World Fruit Bats Family Pteropodidae

Observer

eleeuw

Date

June 21, 2017

Description

Some droppings found under a feeding roost (huge eucalyptus tree) and "the revenge of the purple poo". I can't identify the seeds. For the purple poo, darker part are visible and I suppose that they are rests of the fruit exocarp (Syzigium spp. ?)

The droppings falls directly on the street (the site site is regularly cleaned and a lot of circulation during the day) as the roosting site is in Kigali city center.

@carrieseltzer

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Observer

eleeuw

Date

June 20, 2017 09:48 AM SAST

Description

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

June 13, 2017 03:06 PM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Monthly counts of Kigalian E. helvum colony. 3850 bats.

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

May 26, 2017

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Big colony in "Kigali camp". Very warm period for bats.

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

May 5, 2017 04:30 PM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Visit for counting the Kigalian colony. Estimation of 4600 bats

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

May 3, 2017 04:30 PM SAST

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Big colony in Kigali in "Kigali camp". A few bats agonizing on the ground

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What

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

eleeuw

Date

March 10, 2017

Place

Rwanda (Google, OSM)

Description

Night dipersal near Presidency

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