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Little Red Flying Fox Bat

Pteropus scapulatus

Description:

Important Info for Australian Travellers.. http://www.csiro.au/science/Hendra-Virus... Fur short, reddish to light brown.. Cluster togetherin camps,unlike the other kinds which usually hang with space between individuals.. Wings pale and semi-transparent in flight..



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24 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 2 years ago

Thanks.. Steffi..
@ p.young713 I did not hear this in Australia. I only know about the Australian Bat Lyssavirus related to the Rabies Virus..

Steffi
Steffi 2 years ago

wow these are amazing!

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Your Welcome Christiane! I found more on internet about the Hendra virus it was an old virus called equine morbillivirus pneumonia has been renamed "Hendra virus disease". Equine morbillivirus pneumonia (EMP) It was around for years and I think at one time called a airborne type pneumonia years ago I had heard about it back on the early 1992, there was a case at USF they called it avian TB back then.

http://lib.bioinfo.pl/meid:289045
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpag...
http://cmr.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/...

NicoleB
NicoleB 2 years ago

Good ones :)

Christiane
Christiane 2 years ago

@ p.young713 Very interesting links, thanks!

Christiane
Christiane 2 years ago

Good goosebumps or bad goosebumps?? I love this site too.. You learn so much.. It's great!

NicoleB
NicoleB 2 years ago

I totally dig that last new photo, gives me goosebumps :)
Didn't know neither about the Virus, nor migration.
I love this site, thanks for all the Info guys &girls :)

borzrach
borzrach 2 years ago

They stink and they destroy all our trees down by the river! But I love your shots!

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Wow, Heather I just read some interesting material on migrating bats!
They do migrate and I did not know it. I think the scientists are studying the migration patterns because little is known about them.

http://books.google.com/books?id=MRa5cG-...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200...

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 2 years ago

amazing series..thanks for sharing

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 2 years ago

This series is great. I think it might even be spotting of the day quality, perhaps. I wonder how spotting of the day is picked?

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 2 years ago

P.YOUNG713 - I remember reading that some bats migrate. Bat Conservation International has tons of info on their site.

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

http://www.vadscorner.com/nipah_database...

I think its been around for years! I wonder if bats migrate?

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Re: HENDRA VIRUS _ I heard of people getting this virus in the Florida caves. A few cases went to USF and other research hospitals. It was supposed to be hard to cure some cases were fatal.

Christiane
Christiane 2 years ago

New photos and info on HENDRA VIRUS ...

Christiane
Christiane 2 years ago

@ HeatherMiller .. It's great to have the new video feature.. No Video from the bats.. only had the camera with me. Next time! I will look for some more photos..

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 2 years ago

Did you get any video? There is a new video feature for Project Noah, if you did. And you have 2 more available for this post..you can post up to 6.

Christiane
Christiane 2 years ago

Thanks NicoleB..

NicoleB
NicoleB 2 years ago

Awesome photos! wow!
I love the photo with two together and the flock!

Christiane
Christiane 2 years ago

Thanks... I have 200 more shots.. I was watching them for 2 hours.. It was great! Can't get to close to them.. because of the HENDRA Virus!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 2 years ago

What an awesome series!!! I love the light shining through the wings, and the two huddling. Very nice spot.

Thurd13
Thurd13 2 years ago

Great series of photos!

Christiane
Christiane 2 years ago

Thanks p.young713..

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Awesome photo! Good shot!

4625, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -25.62, Long: 151.61

Spotted on Jul 8, 2011
Submitted on Jul 9, 2011

Spotted for mission

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