Fruit Bat

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    Sydney, Australia (Botanical Gardens)

    I thought bats were only active at night but these fruit bats were out and about in the middle of the day.

    ClubCapetown, angie5483, and Iced Borscht added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Sherif_1982 98 months ago | reply

      Very nice! I can't picture how big or small this bat is...
      But it's nicely focused...

    2. mosdave 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comments.

      Sherif_1982: Suprisingly big actually! That wingspan is almost 1m (3ft).

    3. mr moor 98 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture, so clear and sharp! Amazing critters these bats are!

      The World Through My Eyes

    4. wana2b 98 months ago | reply

      What a shot ! Awesome...

    5. angelicka 98 months ago | reply

      ...i remember hundreds of bats flying on sydney's sky...

    6. intrigueimages 98 months ago | reply

      Very cool....I like this........................

    7. JC Couto 98 months ago | reply

      Super cool ... Batman Returns !!!

    8. jeffinmoscow 98 months ago | reply

      Great composition. Amazing-looking animal.

    9. jrm brbr 98 months ago | reply

      sweet bird, i like the little paws :)

    10. SarahCartwright 98 months ago | reply

      OMG! Great capture! I wish I could get some of bats.

    11. nate'sgirl 93 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

    12. Im_a_teapot 84 months ago | reply

      These bats are Grey-headed flying-foxes. I have added some tags to your picture to that effect.

      they live in the trees, not caves, during the day. It's pretty normal for them to fly around in their roost site during day.

    13. mosdave 84 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the information, very interesting.

      I've updated my photo title and tags accordingly.


    14. Im_a_teapot 84 months ago | reply

      Sorry, they are also bats!

      The little (insectivorous) bats are called microbats.

      The larger megabats are known colloquially as flying-foxes or fruit bats. The smaller megabats are blossom bats.


    15. mosdave 84 months ago | reply

      Gotcha ;-)

    16. Wael M. Shohdi 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chiroptera (Bats), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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