Binomial name: Hesperoptenus tickelli, Edward Blyth, 1851
Tickell's bat (Hesperoptenus tickelli) is a species of vesper bat. It can be found in the following countries: Bhutan, Cambodia, possibly China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Head and body length is 7cm. Forearm 5-6cm. Wingspan 38-41cm.
Female is larger than males. Generally color varies from grayish yellow to bright golden brown. Underside grayer and lighter. Fur is soft and dense. Digits of hands and feet are pinkish and the membrane between them is blackish. Inter-femoral membrane is pinkish tending to become black towards the outer margin. Muzzle is broad and swollen. Claws black. Wings are moderately broad, about 7cm in width. Tail is enclosed in a membrane the tip.
Known as අවර වවුලා (awara wawulaa) in Sinhala.
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- Hesperoptenus tickelli
- Nycticejus tickelli, Edward Blyth (1851)
- Nycticejus isabellinus, Thomas Horsfield (1851)
- Nycticejus isabellinus, Edward Frederick Kelaart (1850)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)