African sheath-tailed bat
|African sheath-tailed bat|
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The African sheath-tailed bat (Coleura afra) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae. It is found in Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Yemen. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subarctic shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, caves, and hot deserts. It is threatened by habitat loss.
A young African sheath-tailed bat is called a pup, and a group is called a colony or a cloud.
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