Banana bat

Introduction: This species is so called due to its habit of small colonies (of less than 10 bats) roosting by day in the rolled-up leaves of the banana plant. Small groups can also roost in the nooks and crannies in buildings and in the leaves of palms, due to its sucker pads on the thumb and soles of the rear feet.

Distribution: The banana bat favours plantations near permanent sources of water which also provide appropriate roosting places.

Diet: a variey of Namibian Insects.

Colouring: Various shades of brown fur on the back with lighter underparts. The wing membranes are brown.

Size: Average body length 77mm.

Weight: 4g

Bats of Namibia Wildlife of Namibia

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