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Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat

Epomophorus wahlbergi

Description:

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

Habitat:

Riverine woodland.

Notes:

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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7 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

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

chebeague20143
chebeague20143 7 years ago

It is so awesome

cuute!!!

Arya
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
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 http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2464... I am sure he will be very grateful!

KateBraun
Spotted by
KateBraun

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

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

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