(Male) Sylver back of the Susa A group.
Found these old observations from 2009... From the Susa A group, with, on that time, the recent borns twins Byishimo and Impano. This group was observed just after their splitting in 2008. This original group was studied by Diane Fossey during her time in Rwanda.
Reddish ripe fruits, found on high altitude, around 3500m.
Black ripe fruits. Growing on high altitude, around 3500m
"Gorilla's chocolate", Gorillas often come to feed on these irresistible young Eucalyptus leaves.
Evidence of Brambles seeds on bird's excretion, @carrieseltzer
Earthworm found on a quite high altitude, 3600m, on peat, near the top of Bisoke volcano
Evidence of Gorilla presence near a Brambles shrub. The herbs have been flattened.
Pteropodidae's ejecta @carrieseltzer. The clear coloured excretion was quite strange, very sticky... Was a bat sick or is it a typical fruit's excretion ?
Silver back's poo, with evidence of Berries (Rubus sp.) and vegetals rests. These ejecta were found on différents altitudes on the Bisoke volcano, from 2700 to 3500.
The "beast" was around 30cm long, attacked by a single a Dorylus sp. ant.
Widely cultivated in Musanze region for natural insecticide production.
Colony on Tembabagoyi Island ('Napoleon Island' is the colonial name, but still used), Kivu lake. Estimated to be aroud 1700 bats.
Safari ants still having fun in the garden...
Entering in the bathroom, attacking a cockroaches "shelter".
This young bird was found out of his nest by friends one Muhazi lake shores. They send me these pictures but I don't have any clue about the specie... It is about 10 to 12 cm long...
It's official, Eidolon helvum is back in town ! Trees have been radically cut in the neighbourhood and some groups of the colony are roosting in Ficus sp. Senna sp. and also Grevilla robusta. However, the bats are mostly roosting in Cupressus sp. trees.