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Angola Free-Tailed Bat

Bats | Namibia

Introduction:The Angola free-tailed bat (Mops condylura) roost in crevices, caves, attics and expansion joints in bridges. They are common in their distribution range, occurring in colonies ranging from a few individuals to several hundred, often in co-existence with the little free-tailed bat. At bridges, the Angola free-tailed bat uses it's wings as air brakes prior to landing.

Distribution: The forest areas of the Zambezi Region (previously called the Caprivi Strip)

Diet: Insects.

Colouring: A rich dark brown fur with lighter underparts, a tawny throat colour with a grey-brown chest and a whitish belly. The wings are brown.

Size: Average body length 100mm. Weight: 15g.

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