Common Fruit Bat

YC Wee
on 5th March 2018

Joe Tham‘s image of a bat targeting the fruits of Longan (Dimocarpus longan) adds to the former’s food list. Wildlife consultant Subaraj Rajathurai has this to say: “Based on the […]

YC Wee
on 18th October 2016

Following the success of discouraging the Common Fruit Bats (Cynopterus brachyotis) from roosting by hanging a bag of fresh red chillies nearby: HERE and HERE, Dr Jean Ho decided to […]

YC Wee
on 7th September 2016

“One morning in early May 2016, I was admiring a cosy colony of Common Fruit Bats (Cynopterus brachyotis) and observing their dedicated maternal care (above). “One of the mothers had […]

YC Wee
on 30th June 2016

It has been more than a year since I hung a bag of red chillies in my porch to discourage Common Fruit Bats (Cynopterus brachyotis) from roosting. Initially the bats […]

YC Wee
on 12th June 2015

So far, all attempts at discouraging Common Fruit Bats (Cynopterus brachyotis) from roosting in my porch failed. I tried spotlights and hung CDs LINK 1 and LINK 2 but without […]

YC Wee
on 9th January 2015

On the afternoon of 23rd November, neighbour Amber Lau, accompanied by her parents, brought a juvenile Common Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) hanging from the end of a short stick. The […]

YC Wee
on 21st November 2014

On 4th October 2014, there was, as always, a dominant male Common Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) hanging in the porch (above). As usual, he was the first to be there, […]

YC Wee
on 14th November 2014

A colony of Common Fruit Bats (Cynopterus brachyotis) had been roosting in my porch since 2006 LINK. In 2014 I got tired of the mess the bats left behind and […]

YC Wee
on 6th November 2014

One evening at around 19:30 hours, Rosemary Chng was standing outside the gate of her house under a Trumpet tree (Tabebuia sp.). Suddenly she gave a yell when something landed […]

YC Wee
on 3rd November 2014

“On this particular evening, the roost was occupied by less than half a dozen Common Fruit Bats (Cynopterus brachyotis). The key players were the alpha male, two adults with one […]


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