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Straw-colored fruit bats: Ecosystem service providers and record-breaking flyers

Straw-colored fruit bats: Ecosystem service providers and record-breaking flyers

Colony of straw-colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) roosting in Accra, Ghana. Credit: MPI f. Ornithology/ J. Fahr African straw-coloured fruit bats fulfil important ecosystem functions by dispersing seeds and pollen during their flights. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell together with colleagues from Ghana fitted African straw-coloured fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) […]