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Greater Asiatic Yellow House Bat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Scotophilus heathii
Family : Vespertilionidae
Order : Chiroptera
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Greater Asiatic Yellow Bat, Common Yellow Bat
Habitat : Forest, Shrubland, Desert
Description : Greater Asiatic yellow house bats are medium-sized bats, with a wingspan of around 45-60 cm (18-24 inches).

These bats have yellowish-brown fur on their backs and lighter fur on their undersides. They have large, pointed ears and a broad nose.

Greater Asiatic yellow house bats are insectivorous, which means they feed on insects such as mosquitoes and moths.

These bats are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, caves, and urban areas.

Greater Asiatic yellow house bats are social animals and live in colonies, which may consist of several hundred individuals. They are nocturnal and are most active at night, when they leave their roosts to forage for food.

Females give birth to one or two offspring at a time, and the young are nursed for several months before they are weaned.

Greater Asiatic yellow house bats are classified as "least concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, they may be affected by habitat loss and disturbance, as well as by the use of pesticides in agricultural areas. They are also sometimes hunted for their meat or used in traditional medicine.
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:iucnredlist.org,Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh), photo credit and photo copyright: rohitchak, iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.