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Sunda Flying Fox

Acerodon mackloti

Description:

Orange nape, black head and medium to dark brown underside, up to 20 cm in forearm Length.

Habitat:

Spotted at Pulau Koaba or "Fruit Bat Island" near the coast of Rinca Island, (the second largest island in Komodo National Park) during sunset. As per the second pic, at sunset thousands of bats leaves together to feed on fig trees at nearby islands.

Notes:

The Sunda Flying Fox is perhaps the least threatened species of Acerodon, which are all endemic to either the Philippines or Indonesia. Some species are under threat due to habitat loss or over-hunting. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Chiroptera Family: Pteropodidae Genus: Acerodon Species: A. mackloti

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Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

Lat: -8.60, Long: 119.77

Spotted on Apr 10, 2018
Submitted on May 29, 2018

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