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India 2012 359

Observed: 3rd April 2012 By: davidmagdavidmag’s reputation in Mammals
India 2012 359
Description:

We saw these bats roosting in Agra Fort, Agra, India. Any idea what species they are?

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Wrinkled-lipped bat (Tadarida plicata)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Wrinkled-lipped bat

The short tail indicates this is a free-tailed bat and after a little research it would appear the wrinkled-lipped bat is the only free-tailed bat found in the ruins of Agra fort. However, bats are always hard to identify and I am no expert on Indian bat species.

Graham Banwell

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davidmag's picture

Thanks, Graham

Thanks, Graham - that's really helpful.
Cheers,
David.