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Bare-rumped Sheathtail Bat

Saccolaimus saccolaimus

Description:

I found it fell from a coconut tree this morning. There is a snake bite marks on its back. I took care of it until it looks good and then released it.

Habitat:

Coconut tree, buildings

3 Species ID Suggestions

fruit bat or flying fox
Cynopterus brachyotis. Cynopterus
JoeHartman
JoeHartman 9 years ago
Fruit Bat
Cynopterus brachyotis
AfriBats
AfriBats 9 years ago
Sheath-tailed bats
Emballonuridae


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6 Comments

VernandoSimbolon
VernandoSimbolon 9 years ago

Yes, I think it looked similar, noticed it by the tail.
Thanks!

AfriBats
AfriBats 9 years ago

I think Saccolaimus saccolaimus is the most likely species. Did you notice whether the bat preyed upon by the other snake
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/194...
looked similar?

VernandoSimbolon
VernandoSimbolon 9 years ago

yes, the predation event was on my neighbor's tree. It is only two trees from where I found the fallen bat.
It has a short tail and large wings, yes a dark grey wings.
I've read the reference link and it appears to be S. saccolaimus.
What do you think?

AfriBats
AfriBats 9 years ago

Hi Vernando, I discovered your other spotting:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/194...
Did you observe this bat near where you saw the snake praying on the other bat? Giving your description another thought, it's likely to be Saccolaimus saccolaimus as Taphozous spp. usually roost in caves and cave-like structures while S. saccolaimus is frequently found in hollow trees and palms:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/19802...

VernandoSimbolon
VernandoSimbolon 9 years ago

Thank you AfriBats.

VernandoSimbolon
Spotted by
VernandoSimbolon

Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 21, 2013

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