Species Details

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Rhinolophus subbaidius

Little Nepalese Horseshoe Bat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Rhinolophus subbaidius
Family : Rhinolophidae
Order : Chiroptera
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest, Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic)
Description : The Little Nepalese Horseshoe Bat is a small bat, with a body length of around 4-5 cm and a wingspan of around 20 cm.

This bat has a distinct horseshoe-shaped noseleaf, which is used for echolocation. Its fur is usually brown or grey, and its wings are long and narrow.

The Little Nepalese Horseshoe Bat feeds primarily on insects, including moths, beetles, and flies. It uses echolocation to locate prey, emitting high-pitched sounds that bounce off objects in its environment.

This bat is found in a range of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and agricultural areas. It typically roosts in caves, mines, and other dark, sheltered areas.

The Little Nepalese Horseshoe Bat is nocturnal, meaning it is active at night. It is a solitary species, although it may roost in groups of up to several hundred individuals.

The Little Nepalese Horseshoe Bat is classified as "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), although its populations may be declining due to habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh); photo credit:Marie Jullion(www.inaturalist.org/people/Marie Jullion), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.