INDIAN PIPISTRELLE/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus



DESCRIPTION: A small pipistrelle, this brown bat is chocolate or chestnut ontop and beige below. Its wings, membranes and tip of the muzzle are naked and black, and its brown triangular ears are rounded at the tips.

BEHAVIOUR: Though it inhabits dense vegetation, it is also known to fly into houses in search of insects and to roost in bamboo thatch roofs. It could roost next to P. tenuis but slightly separately. It is an early flier, with slow fluttering flight.

DISTRIBUTION: Present throughout the country except in Rajasthan.

HABITAT: Tree holes, under the bark, in old or disused buildings in forested areas as well as in towns and cities.

 Size: HBL: 3.4–4.9 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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