ROUND-EARED TUBE-NOSED BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus


DESCRIPTION: Small rufous bat with rounded ears, it has an orangish back and paler venter. The wing-tops have fine orange fur while the undersides are naked. It appears darker than M. leucogaster and paler than M. tubinaris.

BEHAVIOUR: It displays a slow, deliberate flight, at times skimming close to the ground.

DISTRIBUTION: Recorded from northern West Bengal, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Mayabunder and Landfall Islands, Andaman Islands and all islands of Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

HABITAT: Forests and hilly plantations.

Size: HBL: 3.8–5 cm

IUCN Status: Least concern


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