FULVOUS LEAF-NOSED BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

NAME: FULVOUS LEAF-NOSED BAT

DESCRIPTION: The Fulvous Leaf-nosed Bat is similar to H. ater in colouration and nose leaf but with larger ears, smaller wing and a longer forearm.

BEHAVIOUR: This late-evening bat with a fluttering low flight, feeds on cockroaches and beetles.

DISTRIBUTION: H.f. fulvus in peninsular India and Andaman archipelago; H.f. pallidus in northern India. Absent in the high Himalayas and north–east India.

HABITAT: It favours cool and damp places, including caves and disused buildings close to water.

Size: 4–5 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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