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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Sun May 24, 2009 6:33 pm

sorry i am taking long...i have just been real busy and have not had time to contact someone....will try the minute i get time :wink:
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Bat ID needed please

Unread postby Pjw » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:49 pm

Hi There
Can anyone ID this bat found in a large combretum tree in my garden in eastern JHB. It seems to be on its own if that helps with the ID?
It is also very nervous. I had to creep up on it to get the photos and sit and wait patiently for it to return to its roost between each photo. It would run and hide among the leaves at any sound. I'm not sure how long it's been there, but we first noticed it last night. We have always seen bats flying in our garden at night near the outside light probably after insects

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Re: Bat ID needed please

Unread postby Robbert » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:31 pm

Hi Pat,

I think this is the same one?

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Unfortunately i don't know the name either and still looking for. Lets hope somebody is able to help us.
This one was at the Leokwe camp, Mapungubwe NP.

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Re: Bat ID needed please

Unread postby Pjw » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:31 pm

Hi Rob
I'm not sure if its the light, but your one seems to have redish legs?
Lets hope Batmad comes by soon to help us :D
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Re: Bat ID needed please

Unread postby Barcud » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:34 pm

Hi,

Checked some ID guides, the nearest I can find at the moment is Rusty Bat Pipistrellus rusticus. But I'm not very good on Bat ID, so confirmation by someone who's in the know would be good.

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Re: Bat ID needed please

Unread postby Robbert » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:03 am

Hi Pat,

At my color calibrated monitor the legs looks brown with a slight reddish "feeling" As far as i remember this is the right color. I think Barcud could be right with the ID (did some Google-ing and found simular results for the rusty bat) Maybe Batmad could confirm this ID?

Thanks a lot Barcud!!

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Re: Bat ID needed please

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:28 pm

Sorry i am posting so late,

Really busy with exams at the moment..

Both of your bats are Mauritian Tomb bats (Taphazous mauritianus)

These bats are know for clinging to the wall like this and they will genrally scutter away from you when you try get a pic etc.
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Re: Bat ID needed please

Unread postby Robbert » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:51 pm

Thanks Batmad!
I will update my website with the name of the bat, very appreciate this. There behaviour is just like you described, making it quite hard to make pictures of them.

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Re: Bat ID needed please

Unread postby Pjw » Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:47 pm

Thanks Batmad :D :clap:
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BAT ID needed

Unread postby nickievdw » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:53 pm

Halo all

Got this nice shot of bat but no clue what type (species) could anyone maybe assist
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Re: BAT ID needed

Unread postby Batmad » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:02 pm

Nickievdw,

Please can you tell me where this bat was found??

1st glance....Maybe a Cape Serotine...
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Re: BAT ID needed

Unread postby nickievdw » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:53 pm

Hi

Was on Hiking trail (Suikerbosch) outside Carolina (Mpumalanga)

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Re: BAT ID needed

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:44 pm

ok,

Well unfortunlty this bat you have here is an LBJ. Little brown Job, the same term is used in birding. This LBJ family in bats is considerably hard to dstinguish from one another and it goe down to the nitty gritts such as molar shape.

You would have had to have a specialist look at the bat in hand 8)
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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby JustJuice » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:47 am

Hi Batmad,

Remember I was telling you about those huge bats I saw in that fruit tree, i think you said they may be straw-coloured bats or something like that.

I eventually got a photo whilst standing in the rain for about ten minutes and having them bomb dive me...but anyway heres some pics(only one is clear but the rest give shape etc), can you give me an ID please,

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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:04 pm

Walhbergs Epualted Fruit Bats 8)
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