a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The few species of mammals that are found in the rainforests of the islands of the Pacific...
Pteropus pelewensis, 'Pelew Flying Fox/Fruit Bat'. Infamously included in a 'fruit bat soup' in Micronesia.
Pteropus tonganus , 'Insular/Pacific Flying Fox'. It is found in rainforest, mangroves and around human habitation. It is the most geographically widespread of all the flying fox in the Pacific; being recorded in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Niue, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna and Fiji.
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.