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Indian flying fox / வௌவால் (VAWAAL)

Pteropus giganteus

Description:

The Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. This animal is a social species, with large groups of several hundred individuals roosts in the same tree.During the day, these animals sleep, hanging upside down by their feet with their wings wrapped around themselves.they leave the tree during sunset to feed. This species is polygynandrous, with no pair bonds occurring between males and females. It has been reported to eat verity of flowers and different species of fruit, including guava, mango, and fig. The longest lifespan of an individual of this species in captivity was recorded at 31 years After birth, young are carried by the mother for the first three weeks of life. They begin to hang by themselves after this time period, but are still carried to feeding sites by the mother. Males do not participate in parental care

Habitat:

These animals can be found in forests and swamps. Large groups of individuals roost in trees which are usually in the vicinity of a body of water.

Notes:

Ref: Wiki http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Pter... http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/18725...

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2 Comments

Arun
Arun 5 days ago

@Brian38 ... Thank you :)

Brian38
Brian38 6 days ago

Great pics and info Arun!

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 8.66, Long: 77.83

Spotted on Nov 11, 2017
Submitted on Nov 11, 2017

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