ASIATIC GREATER YELLOW HOUSE BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

DESCRIPTION: Easily recognizable by its yellowish brown back and bright yellow underside, this bat is thickset, with a long tail that is enclosed in the membrane. The dark muzzle is naked and swollen. It has a pale nape and small ears with transverse ridges on them.

BEHAVIOUR: It has a low, straight, silent flight, and is not shy of light when roosting.

DISTRIBUTION: Throughout India except Jammu & Kashmir and the high Himalayas.

Habitat: Roosts in old buildings, hollow trees, under palm fronds, and even houses.

Size: 5.5–9.3 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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