Cynopterus brachyotis. A Short-nosed Fruit Bat swoops...
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Image #cld1600291
SpeciesCynopterus brachyotis
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionA Short-nosed Fruit Bat swoops in to select a ripe fig (Ficus fistulosa) growing directly on the trunk of the tree. Rather than eating on the spot, the bat will carry the fig off to a favorite perch where it can dine in safety, thus helping to spread the tree's seeds. 
Keywordsanimal | bat | borneo | camera | cauliflorous | cauliflory | chiroptera | dispersal | disperse | fauna | ficus | fig | fistulosa | flora | flying | fox | fruit | mammal | moraceae | plant | pteropodidae | seed | short-nosed | trap | tree | wildlife


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