Animal Species:Fawn Leaf-nosed Bat

Fawn Leaf-nosed Bats roost together in colonies but hang from the ceiling apart from each other.

Fawn Leaf-nosed Bat

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Standard Common Name

Fawn Leaf-nosed Bat

Habitat

Fawn Leaf-nosed Bats roost in caves and old mines. They roost together in colonies but hang from the ceiling apart from each other. They often share their roosts with other species of horseshoe bats.

Feeding and Diet

Fawn Leaf-nosed Bats eat moths and beetles, often hunting in small groups. They fly close to the ground around bushes, banks of creeks or the surface of water. They fly slowly but can change direction quickly to catch prey.

Life cycle

Female Fawn Leaf-nosed Bats have one baby in summer. When the babies are not feeding they hang with their head towards their mother's tail, even as she flies.

Conservation Status

Fawn Leaf-nosed Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by mining, and loss of feeding habitat by clearing and land degradation from agriculture.

Classification

Species:
cervinus
Genus:
Hipposideros
Family:
Hipposideridae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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