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Old World Fruit Bat

Pteropodidae




2 Species ID Suggestions

AfriBats
AfriBats 6 years ago
Old World fruit bat
Pteropodidae


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15 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Great series; glad it was featured in the blog as I had missed it.

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Hi AfriBats, for the meantime I will take your ID suggestion until somebody could zero in on its exact species. I know its a megabat but could not find an exact match. Thanks for the ID suggestion

AfriBats
AfriBats 6 years ago

Exactly, Jolly, Rousettus obliviosus is endemic to the Comoros. This is most likely either Cynopterus sp. or an Asian Rousettus

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Hi Megan Gilbert, I don't think this is a comoro rousette fruit bat which is endemic to Comoros Isaland. This photo was taken in Zamboanga City Philippines. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Megan Gilbert
Megan Gilbert 6 years ago

so tiny!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Thanks Noel

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Beautiful series Jolly!

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Thanks...I should have known that!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Thanks Ceherzog. The fruit is ripe mango.

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Do you know what the fruit is? Nice capture!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Thanks Mary and Mona

MaryParnellCarney
MaryParnellCarney 6 years ago

Oh, wow! Wonderful!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Nice series. I think they are a fruitbat.

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Thanks Alice. Yes, it was taken in the evening at around 10PM. I have to use a search light as the forest is in pitch darkness.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Lovely series! What time was it taken? Evening?

Jolly Ibanez
Spotted by
Jolly Ibanez

Zamboanga City, Basilan, Philippines

Lat: 6.91, Long: 122.07

Spotted on Mar 14, 2013
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013

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