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lesser short nosed fruit bat

Cynopterus brachyotis

Description:

A small bat about 3” body length, found roosting under a banana leaf, next to a stream.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.

Notes:

I have been walking this location almost daily for over a year, and never seen these before now. So much for my powers of observation.

No species ID suggestions

21 Comments

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

Thanks Ingrid :)

Dave

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 5 years ago

What amazing pics in your collection! These guys SOOO ROCK!

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Really cute family!

KellyTor
KellyTor 5 years ago

Wonderful pictures! They are really cool looking.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Congratulations! Great series folicallychalled!!.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats, great SOTD!

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Congratulations! Great series. I enjoy watching them.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Nicely captured :)

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

Thanks Mark, very much appreciated :)

Dave

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Congratulations Dave and team.

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

Oh WOW! - this is a great honour, knowing how many images get posted on Noah in a day. Thanks very much to you all :)

Dave

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 5 years ago

Congratulations. Beautiful

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Congratulations Dave! Wonderful series! I love all the different expressions, little teeth and tongues. They are just adorable.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

Awesome! Love it congrats :)

Congratulations on the SOTD, I have been looking for bats here for a long time....no luck!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulations.

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Congrats Dave, your cool collection of bats has been chosen Spotting of the Day!

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rams4d
rams4d 5 years ago

Nice spot

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

I hope you're right, too embarrassing to consider the alternative :)

You have a great opportunity to try for in-flight shots. Observe in the evening, the state of the light that they start to fly. You could try for an image, but it will probably be too fast for your reactions.

You need to observe at the same light level at dawn. With a tripod, pre-focused, you will be able to see them coming in to land. It will take many attempts, as you only get a few minutes each day. You will have to use flash too.

Dave

What a great find! But if you never saw them before, perhaps they simply weren't there before? Just this week I discovered bats roosting in my backyard. In 20 years of living here, this is the first time they have ever roosted here.
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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.85, Long: 107.58

Spotted on Jan 26, 2014
Submitted on Jan 30, 2014

Spotted for missions

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