Lesser yellow house bat

Introduction: The lesser yellow house bat (Scotophilus borbonicus) is more common than the yellow house bat, but has a smaller distribution range. As it's name suggests, it is the smallest version of yellow house bats. They are found in areas of tall mopane woodland, seeking refuge in the cracks and hollows of dead tree trunks, resting and roosting individually or in small groups.

Distribution: North-eastern Namibia.

Diet: Medium to large flying insects, preferably beetles.

Colouring: Light to dark yellowish-brown smooth, short, silky fur with white or greyish-white underparts.

Breeding: Females give birth to twins in late November/early December.

Size: Total body length about 120mm.

Weight: 16g.

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