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Rhinolophidae, Meley's horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus mehelyi)

The Mehely's Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus mehelyi) is a medium-sized member of its genus that lives in eastern Europe and parts of the Middle East. It prefers to live in caves year round, often near water. It hunts for moths and other insecrs low over the ground among bushes and trees on warm hillsides.

MDT4203BulgariaDistrict RuseEuropeMehely's horseshoe bat Rhinolophus mehelyiMunicipality IvanavoRhinolophidaeSiemers Bat Research Station