Epauletted Fruit Bat
Sounds & Calls

Peter's Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomophorus crypturus)

Peter’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomophorus crypturus)

The epauletted fruits bats (Epomophorus sp.) are a genus of fruit bat found in Africa. There are around 10 recognized species. 

What does an epauletted fruit bat sound like? Most species of epaulatted fruit bat make squeaky, insect-like pinging calls. These calls sometimes build into more excited, yapping calls. The pinging calls of epauletted fruit bats are a common sound at night in many places throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Listen to some examples of epauletted fruit bat calls and sounds below.