Egyptian slit-faced bat
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Nycteridae
Species : Nycteris thebaica
The Egyptian slit-faced bat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the Egyptian slitfaced batA young / baby of a Egyptian slitfaced bat is called a 'pup'. A Egyptian slitfaced bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesAlgeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, GuineaBissau, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Egyptian slit-faced bat habitatsCaves, Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic), Desert, Dry savanna, Forest, Grassland, Hot Desert, Other Subterranean Habitats, Savanna, Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest, Subtropical / Tropical Dry Grassland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland
Facts about the Egyptian slit-faced bat
The Egyptian slit-faced bat, Nycteris thebaica, is adapted to catch scorpions on the ground, whereas in Australia the golden-tipped (or dome-headed) bat, Kerivoula papuensi, focuses on spiders that it snatches from their webs.
Nycteris thebaica is not found much outside of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. (Full text)More animals beginning with E