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Black Flying-Fox (Fruit Bat)

Pteropus alecto

1 Species ID Suggestions

MrsPbio 8 years ago
Malayan Flying Fox
Pteropus vampyrus

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Christiane 8 years ago

Hi Karen & dragonflynse.. I just got the ID for this bat from a friend..

Christiane 8 years ago

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! :)

dragonflynse 8 years ago

"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 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!

Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks KarenPuracan.. They are cute.. but I don't think this is a Malayan Flying Fox.

MrsPbio 8 years ago

Way cool! Aren't they gorgeous?!?

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4703, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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