Fulvous Fruit bat

Fulvous Fruit Bat (Rousettus leschenaultia)


Leschenault’s rousette is brown to grey-brown in colour with lighter underparts. It has long pale hairs under the chin, an elongated muzzle and large dark eyes. The head and body length measures 9.5–12 cm, the tail length measures 1–1.8 cm  and the forearm length is about 7.5–8.5 cm. This bat species is found in a variety of habitats ranging from tropical forests to urban environments. It roosts in caves, old abandoned buildings and tunnels, and other such structures. A colony of this animal can contain up to several thousand individuals. It feeds on fruits, nectar and flowers.