A global community of nature enthusiasts photographing and learning about wildlife
Project Noah Nature School
It could be The Mandos Fruit Bat (Rousettus bidens), endemit to Sulawesi one of the smaller fruit bats, brown body not many phots though, have a look and see what you think! http://www.arkive.org/manado-rousette/ro...
i know a common fruit bat is the Lyles but dont think its that as it has a brown head but black body and this is brown all over, let me keep looking
its definatly not a Pipistrel they are the smallest bats weiging just around 5grams, these fruit bats are big i think i know which one it is let me find it!
Hi all, thank you for your help! I agree that Cynopterus brachyoti looks very similar.. however, from pictures this bat appears alot smaller then the one I have on these pictures.
Hi Elsa, I hope my suggestion was right. We do have loads of this bats in the Philippines as well. The picture of this harmless bats is very familiar but still I did research for it to make sure I can make it as close to what I can find.
@ Emma: I think U are right about Cynopterus brachyotis
Monkey mind,Pteropus alecto, has black hair.This bat does not have black fur .to me it is very clearly reddish!@Gina9210, good luck with the Id!!
Considering the Location and dog like face....
It is a little easier to ID with second image.Cynopterus brachyotis., is species found in Indonesia.The face is dog like .
Is this in Malaysia?
maybe Pteropus alecto or hypomelanus? I don´t know...
No, Wakatobi in Indonesia. Didn't realise that the map doesn't say that.
@Gina9210Can you clarify the location?
I am not very sure Elsa it can be Cynopterus brachyotis.
Thanks Emma - this is what also has been suggested before, but I don't think the common pipistrelle is a fruit bat which this is. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Can anyone help me ID this guy?
Thanks GinaCatindoy :)
Spotted on Mar 8, 2010 Submitted on May 8, 2011
Join the Project Noah Team