BLYTH’S HORSESHOE BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus


DESCRIPTION: A grey brown bat, small but larger than most bats that have a Type 3 sella, the Blyth’s Horseshoe Bat differs from the Least Horseshoe Bat in having a more broadly rounded off sella and a longer forearm and tibia.

BEHAVIOUR: It is known to urinate on intruders.  Flies with a low and slow flight.

DISTRIBUTION: Throughout India from 246–2,338 m. R.l. lepidus in peninsular India and R.l. monticola in the Himalayas.

HABITAT: Generally a forest bat, found roosting in forts, caves, tunnels and ruins. Also found in deserts.

Size: 3.5–5.4 cm

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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