Species Details

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Hesperoptenus tickelli

Tickell’s Bat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Hesperoptenus tickelli
Family : Vespertilionidae
Order : Chiroptera
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Chamchika
Habitat : Forest, Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic)
Description : The Tickell’s Bat is a small bat, with a wingspan of around 25 cm and a body length of 6-8 cm. Its fur is typically brown or grey-brown in color, with a distinctive white stripe running down the center of its face.

It uses echolocation to navigate and find prey. It emits high-frequency sounds that bounce off objects and are then detected by the bat's sensitive ears.

The Tickell’s Bat is an insectivorous species, and primarily feeds on moths and other flying insects. It is known to hunt by flycatching, meaning it catches insects on the wing.

The Tickell’s Bat is found in a variety of habitats, including forests, agricultural areas, and urban areas. It is known to roost in caves, tree hollows, and buildings.

The Tickell’s Bat is a nocturnal animal and is active mainly at night. It is known for its agile flight and is able to maneuver through cluttered environments with ease. It is a social species, and is often found roosting in groups.

The Tickell’s Bat is classified as a species of "least concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, like many bat species, it is threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and its populations in some parts of its range have declined.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:Wikipedia , iucnredlist.org; photo credit:Sergei Kruskop, Zoological Museum of Moscow University.more information please contact with us.