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This species is a megabat in the Pteropodidae family. Also known as the greater Indian fruit bat, it lives in mainly forests. It is a very large bat with a wing span of between 1.2 and 1.5 m (3 ft 10 in and 4 ft 10 in). It is nocturnal and feeds mainly on ripe fruits such as mangoes and bananas and nectar. This bat is gregarious and lives in colonies which can number a few hundred. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_flyi......)
It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Found in a rubber plantation in Vadakkenchery, Palakkad District, Kerala, India
Spotted on Feb 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013