LONG-WINGED TOMB BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

NAME: LONG-WINGED TOMB BAT

DESCRIPTION: A small, brown bat in which, like all sheath-tailed bats, the tail is enclosed, emerging from the inter-femoral membrane. Males are reddish brown, have a gular pouch and a circular gland on the chest but no beard. Females are darker with no gular pouch or gland.  Wings are attached to ankles. The third metacarpal is longer than the forearm.

BEHAVIOUR: It comes out in the early evening. In non-breeding season, sexes live separately; females in large groups, males in smaller groups. Has a strong smell.

DISTRIBUTION: Widespread.

HABITAT: Caves, ruins, trees and even roofs of houses.

Size: 7.3–8.6 cm

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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