Animal Species:Fawn Leaf-nosed Bat
Fawn Leaf-nosed Bats roost together in colonies but hang from the ceiling apart from each other.
Standard Common Name
Fawn Leaf-nosed Bat
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.
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.
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.