A Common Fruit Bat feeding on nectar of golden penda flowers
A common fruit bat landed momentarily on the flowers of golden penda tree to lick on the nectar before flying off to another stalk of flowers.
Common Fruit Bat flying towards a ripe chiku
Chiku trees are frequently planted in housing estate neighbourhood, schools all around Singapore. In the evening, two species of fruit bats will come feed on the over-ripen chiku.
A family of fruit bats roosting under a leaf of palm tree
Can you tell which is the dominant male in this family?
Common Fruit Bat roosts in man-made roof structure
This one was founding roosting just outside the entrance of Fragile Forest of Singapore Zoo.
A male trying to mate with a female
Check out its tongue!
Fruit bat on the ground!
No, this fruit bat was not injuried. It was actually landed on a fallen chiku.
Another bat on a fallen chiku
Fruit Bat feeding on chiku
The smell of over-ripen chiku was just too tempting for a fruit bat. This bat was enjoying the fruit.
Fruit bat in-flight towards a partial eaten chiku
Fruit bats use their strong sense of smell to look for ripe fruit. This one was homing to a half eaten chiku.
Hold on tight
Fruit bat when feeding has to keep a look-out for in-coming bat trying to chase away each other. This one was trying to fend off the in-coming.
Fruit bat on chiku
A roosting family of fruit bat
Close-up of fruit bat roosting on palm leaf
Fruit bat just grabbed a fig!
Fruit bat loves fig too. This one managed to grab one. It would flying to a quiet feeding roost and feed.