Daily Decay (17th February 2018)

Daily Decay (17th February 2018): Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) @ South Buona Vista Road

Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis)
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 29th April 2016

This carcass of a Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat was found by Holly Siow.

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Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis)
East Coast Park, 6th February 2015

This carcass of a Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat was found by Benjamin Loo and Angelynn Soo.

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Mangled remains of a fruit bat.
(Photograph by Horst Flotow)

Spiny Terrapin (Heosemys spinosa) scavenging on a bat carcass

Location, date and time: Singapore Island, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, forest north of MacRitchie Reservoir; 20 July 2014; 1030 hrs.

Observation: An adult Spiny Terrapin of about 25 cm carapace length was found feeding on a fresh but severely mangled carcass of a Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sp.). The terrapin, apparently startled by the contributor, walked quickly away from the carcass which immediately attracted blowflies.

Remarks: The Spiny Terrapin is said to be primarily herbivorous, but is known to occasionally consume insects, earthworms and carrion (Bonin et al., 2006: 322). The present observation illustrates the scavenging behaviour of this species.

Reference:

  • Bonin, F., B. Devaux & A. Dupré, 2006. Turtles of the World. English edition. A & C Black Publishers Ltd, London. 416 pp.

Source: Singapore Biodiversity Records 2014: 250

Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat


Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis)
Paya Lebar, 13th September 2012

This Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat was found struggling on the pavement by Nicky Bay. It was rescued, but died shortly after a series of spasms.

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Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat

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Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis)
Pulau Ubin, 22nd June 2012

This carcass of a Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat (also known as the Common Fruit Bat) was found by Rene Ong, who shared her photos of it on Facebook.

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