a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The bats of tropical Asian jungles...
Pteropus vampyrus, 'Great/Giant Flying Fox', (Subic Bay, Philippines).
'Giant Flying Fox', close up, eating (Singapore Zoo).
Pteropus lylei, 'Lyle's Flying Fox'.
Pteropus medius, 'Indian Flying Fox'.
Acerodon jubatus, 'Golden-crowned Fruit Bat'. Endemic to the Philippines.
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.
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"