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Nepalese Whiskered Bat/Wall-roosting Mouse-eared Bat

Myotis muricola


This Nepalese Whiskered Bat also known as Wall-roosting Mouse-eared Bat - Myotis muricola are small in size. This one was less than 4 cm in height. I found it just outside the window of the hostel accommodation at the Park when I checked into the room, a nice welcome :). Pic#2 was taken through the glass panel of the window.


They are known to roost in variety of different sites, including curled-up banana leafs, limestone forests, hollow trees, rock shelters, artificial caves, mines and tunnels, and old buildings. This one was found roosting outside my room window, by itself.


I was part of an expedition team doing a survey of bio-diversity of Mt. Lucia which includes a group of Bat researchers from 2 local Universities who joined the expedition to help documents species of Bats that can be found from the Mountain and also to give their students some field experience in collecting bats using mist nets and subsequently collecting data about them. All bats collected were eventually released.

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.41, Long: 117.93

Spotted on Jan 23, 2018
Submitted on Feb 5, 2018

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