HARLEQUIN BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus


DESCRIPTION: A large evening bat, it has an orange dorsal side and a brown underside with tufts of paler, white hairs on both sides of the body, forming patterns. Sometimes, a whole line is formed by the white tufts on the back. The wings and large ears are both dark brown and naked.

BEHAVIOUR: Flies high and fast just after dark, uttering a twittering call.

DISTRIBUTION: North–east India.

HABITAT: Trees and tall vegetation in well-wooded valleys.

 Size: 5.4–8.5 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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