Chinese Horseshoe Bat

Chinese Horseshoe Bat

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Caption: The Chinese Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus sinicus) 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. This one is eating a moth in flight. Hong Kong, China.

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