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Commerson's Leafnosed Bat

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Commerson's Leafnosed Bat

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:00 pm

And this little feller, seen eh... Let's say in the extreme north-west of southern africa?

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Unread postby JenB » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:39 am

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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Unread postby Batmad » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:30 am

well done jenB!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :clap:
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 horseshoe's and the trident bats. now it wont be a horseshoe because its nose leafs are not in the shape of a horseshoe.
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 reason 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.
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