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Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat

Epomophorus wahlbergi


Brown to tawny colored with white hair patches at the base of the ears.


Riverine woodland.


Unfortunately it is very difficult to distinguish between Peter's and Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bats without examining specimens, but apparently it is more likely that this one is Wahlberg's.

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dandoucette 7 years ago

Very cool! I didn't know Mark had his own bat, joking!

chebeague20143 7 years ago

It is so awesome


Arya 7 years ago

This is my favorite species of bat! Congrats on the spotting

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Wow, what a beauty. Great photo and spotting, Kate.

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 7 years ago

Such a nice picture!

Tiz 7 years ago

Oh, there it is :) Beautiful portrait!!! I will link this upload to a german scientist that will be exited about this spotting. He is also friends with some "bat crazy" ppl in the Swazi-univertity that you probably know.

If you would like to share your find i his mission here in PN I am sure he will be very grateful!

Spotted by

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Oct 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 24, 2014

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