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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:08 pm

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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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:11 pm

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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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Nick H » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:11 pm

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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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:17 pm

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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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Nick H » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:19 pm

Don't worry Batmad - thanks for correcting that! What is the scientific name for Common Slit-faced Bat?

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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:38 pm

Nycteris thebaica ;)
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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby H. erectus » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:47 pm

Nice to see your'e still around Batmad!!
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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:48 am

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

Unread postby Nick H » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:36 pm

Hi Batmad, I am once again in need of your experise:

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What do you think?

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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:30 pm

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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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Nick H » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:21 pm

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

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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:47 pm

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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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Groovy » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:48 pm

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

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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:07 pm

Brilliant news!!! :dance:
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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread postby Nick H » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:56 am

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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