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

BLANFORD’S FRUIT BAT

NAME: BLANFORD’S FRUIT BAT

DESCRIPTION: A small, uniformly brown bat which superficially resembles Cynopterus and Megaerops, the Blanford’s Fruit Bat differs in not having a tail and from the latter in having pale fringes on its brown ears, two buff spots on its chin, and unique triangular incisors (visible only with the bat in hand). The fur is long and extends onto the arms and legs.
BEHAVIOUR: Unknown.
DISTRIBUTION: Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.
HABITAT: Lower montane bamboo forests; may also frequent pine and oak forests.

Size: 5.1–8.9 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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