Habitat

Most fruit bats live in humid forests of the tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World (Paleotropics).

The Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat's (Nyctimene rabori) nostrils are typically about 0.6 in (6 mm) long. (Photo by © Jay Dickman/Corbis. Reproduced by permission.)

A long-tailed fruit bat (Notopteris macdonaldi) resting on moss in Fiji. (Photo by Pavel German. Reproduced by permission.)
A naked-backed fruit bat (Dobsonia magna) hanging at night in vegetation. (Photo by B. G. Thomson/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)
A Queensland tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene robinsoni) baby hangs on a tree branch in northern Australia. (Photo by B. G. Thomson/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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