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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 6:33 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Bat ID needed please
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bat ID needed please
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bat ID needed please
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bat ID needed please
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bat ID needed please
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bat ID needed please
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bat ID needed please
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bat ID needed please
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Thanks Batmad :D :clap:

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 Post subject: BAT ID needed
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Halo all

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

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

1st glance....Maybe a Cape Serotine...

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Hi

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

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 Post subject: Re: BAT ID needed
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bats: ID Needed?
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Walhbergs Epualted Fruit Bats 8)

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