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World Upside Down!!!     The secretive life of these hanging mammals is still comparatively unknown to the world.. <br />
In India, these hanging friends are comparatively least studied and explored group according to me.. They are awesome!!!<br />
    Horseshoe Bats!! <br />
You can see small black dot like eyes.. Which are very different from fruit bats.. <br />
These eyes got reduced in size in evolutionary process as they were of almost NO use for their vision... <br />
Most of us learned it by reading or from documentaries.. <br />
I was lucky enough to see it and photograph it!!!<br />
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World Upside Down!!!

The secretive life of these hanging mammals is still comparatively unknown to the world..
In India, these hanging friends are comparatively least studied and explored group according to me.. They are awesome!!!
Horseshoe Bats!!
You can see small black dot like eyes.. Which are very different from fruit bats..
These eyes got reduced in size in evolutionary process as they were of almost NO use for their vision...
Most of us learned it by reading or from documentaries..
I was lucky enough to see it and photograph it!!!

About this species: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/19547/0

    comments (8)

  1. Amazing, and I think there is a little spider on the one on the left? You are right, they are awesome, love bats. You are so lucky to have seen all of these! Posted 4 years ago
    1. At first I also thought of it as spider.. but my fb friends working on Bats helped me with id of Bat as well as the parasite..
      This is Bat fly (nycteribiidae)-they lack wings and eyes.. common on bats!!
      Hope this helps.. :-)
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. I was puzzled with this one too because it has 6 legs while spiders and mites have 8. Posted 4 years ago
        1. hahaha yes !!! exactly!! ;-) :-) Posted 4 years ago
      2. Even more awesome! (I didn't count the legs) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Amazing shot, would love to see the background photo on its own as well :) By the way, any idea why one of the bats is far more orange compared to the rest? Posted 4 years ago
    1. It(Red) might be the Rhinolophus rouxii (Rufous Horseshoe Bat) but needs to be confirmed,,
      I didn't had proper shot as we were in safari zone and this cave lies there.. We had to report to the gates so I just clicked 2-3 shots for record and left.. as I didn't wanted to disturb them..
      Posted 4 years ago
  3. Fantastic picture indeed - there's so many of them! Posted 4 years ago

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Blyth's horseshoe bat is a species of bat in the Rhinolophidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The species can be identified from its pointed, bifid sella.

Similar species: Bats
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded Aug 3, 2015. Captured Jul 29, 2015 00:31.