Darling's Horseshoe Bat
Bats | Namibia
Introduction: Darling's horseshoe bat(Rhinolophus darlingi) like others of the species, are competent and active hunters mainly due to their broader wings and superior echolocation abilities. Colonies normally number a few dozen. The species was named after a mining engineer J. Darling who collected his initial specimens from Mazoe in Zimbabwe.
Distribution: The rockier terrain of the far-eastern Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).
Diet: Terrestrial insects.
Colouring: Drab grey fur with a lighter shade of grey on the undersides. The wings are light grey-brown with light brown pointed ears.
Breeding: Female Darling's horseshoe bats give birth to a single offspring, normally during the warmer, wetter early summer months.
Size: Total length of 85mm. Weight: 9g.
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