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Mehely's Horseshoe Bats (Rhinolophus mehelyi) often hunt moths from strategically located perches, like fly-catcher birds. This one has just caught a moth. It 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 insects near the ground among bushes and trees on warm hillsides.
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