Himalayan Leaf-nosed Bat

Himalayan Leaf-nosed Bat

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Caption: The Himalayan Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideros armiger) ranges throughout most of Asia. It is one of the largest insectivorous bats, feeding heavily on large moths. Often lives in caves or abandoned buildings. It echolocates through its nostrils, hence the strange shape. Hong Kong, China.

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