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Common Bent-wing bat Miniopterus schreibersii
2013-09-18 15:24:07

This species is part of the largest group of bats in the Vespertilionidae family and are found in subtropical regions such as Australia, Ethiopia, Europe and some Asian areas. Large caves or mines are ideal locations where colonies ranging from a few dozen to several million can hibernate. Hibernation lasts for about 12 days. Colonies will migrate several times a year depending on the weather...

Sulawesi Flying Fox Acerodon celebensis
2013-08-29 10:18:35

The Sulawesi flying fox (Acerodon celebensis), also known as the Sulawesi fruit bat, is a species of mega bat that can be found in the Sulawesi subregion of Indonesia. Its range includes areas of Sulawesi, Butan like Mangole, Sanana, Selayar, Talenge, and Sangihe. It occurs at elevations of up to 4,921 feet in lowland habitats. It is often found in coastal areas near human settlements on the...

Grey-Headed Flying Fox Pteropus poliocephalus
2013-07-09 15:17:51

The grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) is a species of megabat that can be found in Australia. Its range includes a large area east of the Great Dividing Range that extends from Geelong to Bundaberg and includes Finch Hatton, Ingham, and Adelaide. It prefers a habitat within many areas including swamps, rainforests, and woodlands. The grey-headed flying fox is the largest bat...

Black-Eared Flying Fox Pteropus melanotus
2013-07-08 14:47:02

The black-eared flying fox (Pteropus melanotus), also known as the Christmas Island flying fox or Blyth's flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found in India, Indonesia, and Australia. It has a limited range that includes the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India, Sumatra in Indonesia, and Christmas Island in Australia. It is thought to prefer a habitat within mangrove forests near...

Samoa Flying Fox Pteropus samoensis
2013-07-08 14:43:23

The Samoa flying fox (Pteropus samoensis), also known as the Samoan flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found in Samoa, American Samoa, and Fiji. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical forests, but it can also be found near villages or plantations. It roosts in small colonies or alone in the forest canopy and females are thought to give birth to one pup per year....

Livingstones Flying Fox Pteropus livingstonii
2013-06-27 12:31:09

Livingstone’s flying fox (Pteropus livingstonii), also known as the Comoro flying fox, is a species of megabat that can only be found in the Comoros Islands in the western portion of the Indian Ocean. It prefers a habitat within montane forests at elevations between 980 and 3,150 feet. Livingstone’s flying fox is the largest species of bat in its range,...

Great Fruit-Eating Bat Artibeus lituratus
2013-06-27 12:20:08

The great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus lituratus) is a species of leaf-nosed bat that can be found in Central and South America. Its range extends from Brazil and Argentina to Mexico and includes Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago, among other areas. It prefers a habitat in forests and other natural areas. It can reach an average body length of 2.2 ounces. This species has a...

Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox Acerodon jubatus
2013-06-27 12:14:47

The giant golden-crowned flying fox or the golden-capped fruit bat (Acerodon jubatus) is a species of megabat that can be found in the Phillipines. Its range is fragmented across many islands including Boracay, Bohol, Mindoro, Luzon, Polillo, Negros, and Mindoro. This species prefers a habitat in remote forests at elevations of up to 3,600 feet. It can be found near agricultural areas, but only...

Silky short-Tailed Bat Carollia brevicauda
2013-06-26 13:09:32

The silky short-tailed bat (Carollia brevicauda) can be found in Central and South America. Its range includes Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Guyana. It prefers to reside in a large variety of habitats including savannahs, disturbed forests, and lowland rainforests. It can be easily confused with C. perspicillata in southeastern...

Seychelles Fruit Bat Pteropus seychellensis
2013-06-25 13:34:44

Seychelles fruit bat (Pteropus seychellensis), also known as Seychelles flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found on the Seychelles, Mafia Island, and on Comoros. It prefers a habitat within primary and secondary tropical forests, as well as coral rag forests and areas inhabited by humans. Typical colonies number around three hundred individual and can be found roosting in trees....

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