Ranging Patterns and Habitat Use of a Solitary Flying Fox (Pteropus dasymallus) on Okinawa-jima Island, Japan

  title={Ranging Patterns and Habitat Use of a Solitary Flying Fox (Pteropus dasymallus) on Okinawa-jima Island, Japan},
  author={Atsushi Nakamoto and Kazumitsu Kinjo and Masako Izawa},
Most flying fox species (genus Pteropus) exhibit strong coloniality. They are highly mobile animals and commonly forage over vast areas. Only a small number of species are solitary, and their foraging and roosting patterns are not well understood. Here, we examined ranging patterns and habitat use of Orii's flying fox, Pteropus dasymallus inopinatus, a solitary fruit bat, using radiotracking from April 2002 to January 2006 on Okinawa-jima Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. The daily home range… 

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