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"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Location Subject:
Mamberamo River
Filename:
W061
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Ambonese holding flying fox with wings extended.
C3:
Two photographs [W061, W061b] showing an Ambonese soldier holding a Kalong or flying fox, one of the giant bats which are very numerous along the Mamberamo. These animals are nocturnal in their habits, during the day hanging in great clusters from the trees or sailing in low circles over the top of a cane swamp.
C4:
War Bkgd. #9, plate 18, Netherlands New Guinea; a: giant fruit bat from the Mamberamo River
C5:
N/A
Quote from Stirling Journal:
These giant bats have a wing spread of about four or five feet. (May 17)


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