Skip to Content

Commerson's Leafnosed Bat

Find, identify and discuss the animals of all the SANParks
User avatar
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 14519
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

Commerson's Leafnosed Bat

Unread post by 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?



Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

User avatar
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17062
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: Johannesburg - where they cut down trees and name streets after them.

Unread post by 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!
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

User avatar
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2477
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:05 pm
Location: Looking for Bats...

Unread post by 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.
Avid birder, wildlife enthusiast and photographer with a special interest in Bats and Birds

2014 Birding Big Year- A 365 Day quest for 800 Species of Southern African Birds

Return to “Mammals”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Webcam Highlights

Submitted by Kleintjie at 10:38:45
Submitted by ANN ANSELL at 08:30:20
Submitted by Oumie at 14:50:01
Submitted by romanera at 20:06:59