Saw this little guy flying through my house. Estimate about 6cm tail to head.
(Hipposideros commersoni marungensis) I think?
Found in abandoned mine shaft
hollow tree trunk on the ground
Large colony roosting in then unused first floor of historic building and adjacent water tank.
Hipposideros ruber / caffer species group.
Pics 1-4: bats roosting in water tank.
Pics 5-7: bats roosting in 1st floor
Pic 7: juvenile bat practising for flying while hanging from mom's shoulders
Pics 8-9: partly albinotic individual
Caught and killed by a neighbours cat in Kandy
Supplementary flaps/leaflets around face - 3 (corrected to 2)
Forearm length: 50mm
Nose to tail length: 58mm
Approx wingspan: 250mm
Hanging in a hollow Baobab tree. No idea what species it is.
same as previous year, same place
some 30 individuals found in a qanat at the bottom of a well
Hipposideridae is a family of bats commonly known as the "Old World Leaf-nosed Bats". While it has often been seen as a subfamily, Hipposiderinae, of the family Rhinolophidae, it is now more generally classified as its own family. Nevertheless, it is most closely related to Rhinolophidae within the suborder Pteropodiformes (or Yinpterochiroptera).