5 Special Species Of Bat Family Found In India

By: Pinki Sat, 07 July 2018 10:43:08

5 Special Species of Bat Family Found in India

India is home to eight families of bats, found in abundance. Bats can be easily see in temples, forts, caves and tunnels, Here’s is the list of the eight families found in India.

* Indian Flying Fox – Fruit Bat

Indian Flying Fox or greater Indian fruit bat is the largest species of bat in India and may be the world’s largest bat too. The Indian bat mostly live in forest and swamps, near water bodies and feeds mainly on fruits.

* Indian False Vampire Bat – False Vampire Bat

There are two vampire bat found in India, greater false vampire bat and lesser false vampire bat. Both species are carnivorous, live in caves and tree hollows.

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* Lesser Mouse Tailed Bat – Mouse Tailed Bat

Lesser mouse tailed bat is a small species of bat with long thin tail, found in the Indian subcontinent as well as found in North Africa and West Asia.

* Indian Roundleaf Bat – Leaf Nosed Bat

Indian roundleaf bat from family Hipposideridae is also found in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They mostly live in dry forests and caves but threatened by habitat loss.

* Black Bearded Tomb Bat – Sheath Tailed Bat

Black bearded tomb bat and Egyptian tomb bat are sheath tailed species of bats, found in South and South East Asia.

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