Painted Bat

Painted Bat

News: Recently, a rare orange-coloured bat, also known as ‘painted bat’ was spotted at a banana plantation in Parali Bodal village of Chhattisgarh’s Kanger Valley National Park in Bastar. 

• These are often found in unusual roosting sites such as suspended nests of weaver finches and sunbirds, and banana leaves, these bats have been known to roost in pairs.
• It is an aerial hawker, catching insects mid-flight.
• It is generally found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Indonesia. 
• IUCN – Near Threatened 

About Kanger Valley NP:
• Derived name from Kangar river, this park is a typically mixed humid deciduous type of forest, in which the Sal, Saugaun, teak and bamboo trees are available in abundance.
• Bastar Maina is most popular species which emulates everyone with its human voice. 
• Tirathgarh waterfall is located here.

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