FLAT-HEADED BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size


DESCRIPTION: This is a very small bat with triangular ears and dark brown wings. It has a golden head, throat and upper back while the lower back and belly are dark brown.

BEHAVIOUR: This bat lives in bamboos, entering the stem through slits created by insect larvae. The fleshy pads and balls on its feet help it to cling and move inside the smooth surface of the bamboo.

DISTRIBUTION: Western Ghats, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and north–east India.

HABITAT: Bamboo forests.

Size: 3.4–4.6 cm


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