COMMON SEROTINE/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

serotine bat

DESCRIPTION: This is a large, dark brown serotine with a pale buff belly and throat, and dark hair roots on both sides of the body. It has a thick muzzle, naked except for some hair on the lip, with glandular swellings on both sides. Its ears are dark and long, with six parallel ridges on them, and it has a long tail with a small portion protruding beyond the membrane.

BEHAVIOUR: It has a straight, even, slow flight, and makes constant clicks and squeaks. It hibernates in tree hollows.

DISTRIBUTION: The Himalayas, from Jammu & Kashmir to Nagaland.

HABITAT: Hollow trees and caves. It prefers foothills and is not found at high altitudes.

 Size: 5.4-8 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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