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


DESCRIPTION: A medium-sized pipistrelle with a short tail, it has a glossy grey–brown back, sometimes yellowish brown, and a pale front. Its face, ears and wings are dark brown, and its inter-femoral veins are sometimes white.

BEHAVIOUR: This bat is a slow flier, despite fast wingbeats, and it glides occasionally.

DISTRIBUTION: Throughout India, except in the high Himalayas. It is especially abundant in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

HABITAT: It roosts in disused buildings, under tiles in the roof, and tree hollows, in towns and villages.

Size: 3.9–5.5 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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