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Hi Karen & dragonflynse.. I just got the ID for this bat from a friend..
Pteropus vampyrus ... Tropical and sub-tropical forests of Indo-Pacific region, especially southern Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, West Malaysia, the Philippines, Java and New Guinea. But not in Australia! :)
"flying fox" is a generic term for any of the large fruit- eating mega-bats. Other grit-bats are much smaller. Your pic is of http://www.batconservation.org/drupal/ma... flying fox" for sure, and I believe it's one of the "big boys"- I saw a rusty colored neck, which the P. vampyrus have. I also had a "flock" of them that roosted in a tree outside my house when Iived in the Phiippines. Noisy fellows , for sure!
Thanks KarenPuracan.. They are cute.. but I don't think this is a Malayan Flying Fox.
Way cool! Aren't they gorgeous?!?
Spotted on Apr 24, 2012 Submitted on Aug 20, 2012