Eonycteris spelaea
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Name Eonycteris spelaea, Common nectar bat
Distribution India to Timor; throughout the Philippines except the Batanes/Babuyan region (Heaney et al, 1998). Polillo Island.
Habitat Cave rosting species, common in agricultural land
Remarks Identifiable by the lack of claw on the second digit (claw present on thumb), see below. This bat was caught only once during 1999 surveys around Sibulan, but was abundant in 2001.