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Most fruit bats have large eyes, allowing them to orient themselves visually in twilight and inside caves and forests.Compared to insectivorous bats, fruit bats are relatively large. They are herbivores and rely on their keen senses of sight and smell to locate food.
The Indian flying fox lives in rain forests and swamps, where a large body of water is nearby.It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Fruit bats mostly roost in trees and shrubs. Fruit bats are restricted to the Old World in a tropical and subtropical distribution, ranging no further than the eastern Mediterranean and South Asia
The Indian flying fox is frugivorous or nectarivorous, i.e., they eat fruits or lick nectar from flowers. At dusk, these bats forage for ripe fruit. While ingesting fruit, these bats expel waste that pollinates and disperse seeds.