Chinese Horseshoe Bat

Chinese Horseshoe Bat

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Caption: Portrait of a Chinese Horseshoe Bat. The species ranges from northern India to southern China. Horseshoe Bats are so named due to their horseshoe-shaped nose-leaves. They are often found in caves or cave-like locations and feed mostly on small moths. They use exceptionally high frequency echolocation to avoid detection by moths that listen for bat sounds, thereby attempting to avoid capture. Hong Kong, China.

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Keywords: adult female, animal, animal portrait, asia fauna, asian bat, bat, bat ear, bat ears, bat face, bat nose, china wildlife, chinese fauna, chinese horseshoe bat, chiroptera, mammal, rhinolophidae, rhinolophus sinicus, vertebrate

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