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  Lyle's Flying Fox

 

Cambodia

An adult Lyle's Flying Fox, spotted in a large tree on the outskirts of Siem Reap. This species of fruit-eating bat has blackish leathery wings, with a wingspan of around 90 centimeters.

 

When resting or sleeping, the bats hang upside-down from tree branches, with their wings wrapped around the body, like a large-sized butterfly cocoon, yet on a hot day, they frequently flap either one or both wings to cool off, or unfold them like an umbrella. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.

 

  Lyle's Flying Fox