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Nick H
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Re: Bats: ID Needed?

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Bat: Horseshoe

Unread post by saraf » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:31 am

I have been re-reading some Trip Reports and came across some information on Bat Research that the author was involved in. I thought I'd link to it from here

Horseshoe Bat Research
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Re: Four new Horseshoe bat species discovered

Unread post by Batmad » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:48 pm

Rhinolophus smithersi (Smithers's Horseshoe Bat) has been recorded from Pafuri and its range is expected to expand further south into the savanna biomes but this is subject to further collections.
The there is also Rhinolophus cohenae (Cohen's Horseshoe Bat) which has been recorded from various localities in Nelspruit areas in close proximity, thus its range could expand into Kruger but this has yet to be confirmed as far as i know.

So in conclusion, 2 of these 4 new species can/should be found in Kruger :thumbs_up:
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