Cynopterus brachyotis. Fruit and nectar bats (family...
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Image #cld08021723
SpeciesCynopterus brachyotis
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionFruit and nectar bats (family Pteropodidae) play an important role in the dispersal and pollination of many rainforest trees including figs, bananas, and durian. Over 17 species occur in Borneo, including the widespread Short-nosed Fruit Bat (pictured here). Unlike insectivorous bats, most Pteropodids do not echolocate and instead rely on their large eyes and keen sense of smell for nocturnal navigation.  
Keywordsanimal | bat | borneo | chiroptera | fauna | fruit | mammal | nectar | nocturnal | pteropodidae | short-nosed | wildlife

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