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The Indian flying fox - flying

Pteropus giganteus

Description:

This species is a megabat in the Pteropodidae family. Also known as the greater Indian fruit bat, it lives in mainly forests. It is a very large bat with a wing span of between 1.2 and 1.5 m (3 ft 10 in and 4 ft 10 in). It is nocturnal and feeds mainly on ripe fruits such as mangoes and bananas and nectar. This bat is gregarious and lives in colonies which can number a few hundred. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_flyi......)

Habitat:

It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Notes:

Found in a rubber plantation in Vadakkenchery, Palakkad District, Kerala, India

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4 Comments

João Burini
João Burini 5 years ago

Indian? I always thought pteropodids were only in NZ, this is awesome!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Nice timing!

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 5 years ago

Thank you, YukoChartraw

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 5 years ago

Amazing series! Well-done!

Kerala, India

Lat: 10.59, Long: 76.45

Spotted on Feb 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013

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