INDO-MALAYAN Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest

The bats of tropical Asian jungles...

Order Chiroptera, Bats

Family  Pteropodidae, Flying Fox and Fruit Bats

Pteropus spp. 

(vampyrus group)

Pteropus vampyrus, 'Great/Giant Flying Fox', (Subic Bay, Philippines).

'Giant Flying Fox', close up, eating (Singapore Zoo).

'Lyle's Flying Fox' (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

Pteropus lylei, 'Lyle's Flying Fox'.

Indian Flying Fox (Maldives)

Pteropus medius, 'Indian Flying Fox'.


Acerodon jubatus, 'Golden-crowned Fruit Bat'. Endemic to the Philippines. 

Cynopterus spp.

Cynopterus brachyotis, 'Lesser Dog-faced/Short-nosed Fruit Bat', (Singapore). Found from southern India, across south-east Asian mainland, to Borneo. Common in many habitats, including urban areas. 

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Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland"