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Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:50 pm 
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i know what it is but lets see if other forum members can get it :twisted:


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come on its not that hard :wink:

Pjw, jenB i know you to can get it, your bat knowledge is quite good :dance: :dance:

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Yikes!..... Batmad, I really don't know, can it be
Commerson's Leaf-nosed bat?
I'm off to get meself a proper Bat guide!

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well done jenB!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:

soon you gonna be better than me :shock: :shock:

now lets go thru ID stages..............


what leads us to a member of the bats that has leaf nose's is because this one has a leaf nose. now the only other two species that could be confused with this are the horshoe's and the trident bats. now it wont be a horshoe because its nose leafs are not in the shape of a horshoe. the tridant bats wont be confused with this bat because its head is totally different :wink: the other bat of the same species of this one is the sunddevals leaf nosed bat. the raeson we say the bat in the photo is commersons leaf nose bat because sunddevals does not have white shoulder patches, leading us to commersons leaf nosed bat :dance:

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Snapped at Palm Beach. It sometimes sleeps inside the beach umbrella. Quite funny when Mom opens it up with a cuppa tea in hand! :twisted:

Wahlbergs Epauletted Fruitbat?
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I would go with Walhbergs but it could also be a peters :roll: (i am sure you have read the debats? :wink: )

You would need to know the difference in the Mating call between the 2 species and you would also need to have a look at the palatal ridges inside the mouth.

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Sheeezzz... 'k. :shock:
I'll have a word with his dentist! :twisted:

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My Cat brought this into our house as a "Gift". We managed to save it before it got eaten. I am assuming it is a "Banana Bat", it is located in Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban, Queensburgh, Malvern (Co-ordinates: S29 52.998 E30 54.857)
Would it be possible for someone in the know that can confirm its identity.


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Banana bat it is!!!

Well done on the pic and the ID!!

Now what you should do is go into your garden and look for stralitcia plants or banana plants and look in the leaves for these little guys!

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Hi GregorySchutte, welcome to the forum! :D
Nice pics, I wish "my" bat was as cooperative! Batty might have been able to examen it's palatal ridges! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Bat ID Please?
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This bat took up residence in one of the bedrooms at our time share at Ngwenya on the crocodile river bordering on KNP. Can anyone ID it?

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Oops I see the omage has loaded sideways :redface: :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Bat ID Please?
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HI Pat,

It looks like a African Yellow House Bat :D


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