"They are in the toilet", they said. Nothing special, I thought. As usual, Nycteris or stuff like this.
"But you cannot take photos of them," they said. Why not - bats in the toilet. " Because they are in the toilet."
Hm. French toilets with a colony of some thousand bats underground. Was quite difficult to get photos through the holes, true. But we managed. And we managed to catch one for portraits.
ravine forest in savanna landscape
huge colony of H. speoris were seen in the cellar of sathnala Project
huge colony of the H. speoris were found in small cave near to the waterfall in Khammam district, Telangana state
Huge colony roosting site of H. lankadiva were observed
Huge colony more than 1000 individuals
The Hipposideridae are 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).