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

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Annotations to the Journal of Stanley Hedberg

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July 20, 1926 Kalongs

Keluang (Malay) or, dialectally (especially in Eastern Indonesia) kalong refers to the “flying fox” (Pteropus sp.), a large fruit-eating bat (not a bird, though many Indonesian folk classification systems consider bats types of birds).


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