NEPALESE WHISKERED BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus


DESCRIPTION: This small bat has a lip with a hairy whisker-like fringe. Its hair is russet–brown with dark bases, and it has small ears and feet. M.m. caliginosus is slightly larger than the eastern subspecies.

BEHAVIOUR: Often roosts in rolled-up banana leaves at the centre of the plant.

DISTRIBUTION: Valleys and mountains of northern and eastern India (up to 3,000 m). M.m. muricola in the eastern Himalayas and M.m. caliginosus in the western Himalayas.

HABITAT: Scrub and disturbed forests.

Size: 4.1–4.7 cm, 

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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