TICKELL’S BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

DESCRIPTION: This is a large golden brown bat with a grey head. Its ears are yellowish brown with white hair at the base. Its wings are long and its long tail is enclosed in a membrane, except for the tip. Its muzzle is broad and swollen.

BEHAVIOUR: A slow flier, it emerges in the early evening. It roosts in tall trees with dense vegetation and may hold territories.

DISTRIBUTION: Recorded from Andaman islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa and Rajasthan.

HABITAT: Lowland bat of floodplains, coasts and even low hills.

 Size: 5–7.9 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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