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Nycteris thebaica 

Actual scientific name :   Nycteris thebaica 
Old scientific name :   Nycteris thebaica capensis 
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English name :   Egyptian Slit-faced Bat
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Description :   Length: 10 cm; wingspan: 24 cm; forearm: 4,7 cm; weight: 11 g. Ears are long and rounded (3,4 cm long). Pelage is light brown above and pale brown or off-white below. A split runs down the length of the face. Wings are relatively short and wide. Lower jaw is longer than upper jaw. Long tail bifurcated at the tip.  
Habitat :   Forests, savannah, woodland.  
Behaviour :   Nycteris thebeica lives singly or in colonies of up to several hundreds individuals. Slow but agile flier.
Diet :   Insects and other invertebrates.  
Life history :   Females give birth to a young.
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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