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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Howzit Nick,

Your bat is an Egyptian Free Tailed Bat (Nycteris thebaica)

It is the only Slit Faced Species that occurs in Zimbabwe ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Merel wrote:
Thanks Batmad, it sure does help. :thumbs_up:
Most common bat in the Kruger.....I really must look better :shock: the next time I am in the park. (Whenever that may be ... sigh)
The fruit bats in Skukuza are a lot easier to spot :lol: (Hope these bats do come back there.)


Great stuff! :thumbs_up:

I also hope the Fruity's return...

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Batmad wrote:
Howzit Nick,

Your bat is an Egyptian Free Tailed Bat (Nycteris thebaica)

It is the only Slit Faced Species that occurs in Zimbabwe ;)


Thanks very much Batmad! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Nick- I must apologise,

I was thinking of Botswana when ID'ing your bat.

In Zim, you get many species of Slit Faced bats and they can only be identified by measuring them by their ear length.

But the chances are highly likely that your bat is Common Slit Faced due to the fact that it is the most common.

Sorry about that,

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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Don't worry Batmad - thanks for correcting that! What is the scientific name for Common Slit-faced Bat?


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Nycteris thebaica ;)

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Nice to see your'e still around Batmad!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Thanks H. Erectus :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Hi Batmad, I am once again in need of your experise:

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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Hi There Nick H ;)


Where was this bat seen?

Its a member of the horseshoe family, but will need to know where it was found in roder to make an accurate ID ;)


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Sorry - forgot to post the location! It was seen in the Mavhuradona area, 150km north of Harare.


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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Hi There Nick ;)

Ok your bat could be many species, as most of our horseshoe species overlap in Zim. One would need to take various measurements etc to ID this bat.


So the best i can tell you for an ID is that it is a Horseshoe Bat, a Rhinolophus ;)

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:D :dance: 47 Bats under the rooves at Skukuza Restcamp/Restaurant this morning. :dance: :D


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Brilliant news!!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Hi

I looked outside yesterday during a storm and saw this poor little bat lying on the ground, very wet! I picked it up and gave it something to hang on, and by evening it was flying around the room, good as new. It found it's way outside eventually.
My question is: What bat is it? It was very small - the body was approximately 5cm long. Any idea?

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