Fast Facts

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

Introduction

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

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.

Distribution

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 history 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.

Conversation 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.