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Lissonycteris angolensis 

Actual scientific name :   Lissonycteris angolensis 
Old scientific name :   Rousettus (lissonycteris) angolensis 
French name :   Roussette de l'Angola
English name :   Bocage's Fruit-bat
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Description :   Length: 12 cm; wingspan: 40 cm; forearm: 8 cm; weight: 100 g. Pelage varies from grey-brown to dark brown above and is grey below. Males have an orange collar of stiff hair around the neck. Round-tipped wing are nearly black. Tail is short (around 2 cm). There are two claws on each wing, one on the thumb, the other one on the second finger. Eyes are large. 
Habitat :   Forests, woodland or savannah. Requires the presence of caves, old mine-shafts or quarries. 
Behaviour :   Roussetus angolensis lives in colonies of up to several thousands individuals. Roosts in caves or in trees during the day. Eyesight is good. Feeds while hanging by one foot and holding the fruit with the other foot or while hanging by its claws and holding the fruit with both feet.  
Diet :   Fruits. 
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