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

painted bat

DESCRIPTION: This species has bright orange and black wings and long, dense fur that is bright orange on the back and warm buff below. Its hairy face has no ornamentations or nose leaf. The ears are large with a transparent tragus.

BEHAVIOUR: It flies with an up and down flutter reminiscent of moths. It hangs upside down among dead leaves, especially of plantain trees.

DISTRIBUTION: Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Odisha.

HABITAT: Dry deciduous forests, banana groves and fields.

 Size: 4.5–4.8 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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