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Horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus sp.

Description:

All horseshoe bats have leaf-like, horseshoe-shaped protuberances on their noses. In the related Hipposideridae, these noseleaves are leaf- or spear-like. They emit echolocation calls through these structures, which may serve to focus the sound. Their hind limbs are not well developed, so they cannot walk on all fours; conversely, their wings are broad, making their flight particularly agile. Most rhinolophids are dull brown or reddish-brown in color. They vary in size from 2.5 cm to 14 cm in head-body length, and 4 to 120 g in weight

Habitat:

Rhinolophids inhabit temperate and tropical regions of southern Europe, Africa, and Asia south to northern and eastern Australia.

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GeorgeNanos
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GeorgeNanos

Περιφέρεια Νοτίου Αιγαίου, Greece

Spotted on Oct 27, 2011
Submitted on Apr 14, 2014

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