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Animal echolocation Reference Libraries

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Brandts Bat Myitus brandtii
2013-10-11 08:07:41

The Brandt’s bat has a large population in northwest of England but is endangered in Austria. The Brandt’s Bat has shaggy brown fur with a pale grey belly. This bat is not a large bat and weighs less than half an ounce and measures up to two inches long. Its wingspan is more than triple its body length at 7.5 to 9.5 inches. Brandt’s bat eats only insects (insectivorous) and is not...

Common Noctule Nyctalus noctula
2013-09-17 13:48:36

The common noctule bat is commonly found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. This bat has a body length of three inches with a wingspan of approximately 14 inches. It is the largest bat found in Europe. It commonly lives in forests but due to human growth there have been populations found in towns dwelling in buildings such as church steeples. The common noctule starts to hunt and fly at dusk...

New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat Mystacina tuberculata
2013-09-17 13:41:27

The lesser short-tailed bat is only found in New Zealand and is the only living species of bat in the Mystacinidae Family. The short-tail is commonly located on the North Island of New Zealand using the forests as its habitat. Roosting is done primarily alone but there have been known colonies of over 100 bats. It prefers to use already hollowed trees or crevices but will chew out a burrow...

Greater Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
2012-09-03 06:50:52

The greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) can be found in Japan, Africa, Europe, China, South Asia, Korea, and Australia. It prefers a habitat in warm regions, with open scrub and trees, human settlements, and bodies of water like ponds. It will also inhabit older orchards, glades within woodlands, and permanent pastures, among other areas. Many of its roosts occur in houses in the...

Mehelys Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus mehelyi
2012-08-29 12:52:07

Mehely’s horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus mehelyi) can be found in areas of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and has a fragmented range. It lives in caves, with a preference for limestone caves with a nearby body of water. It will sometimes roost with other species of horseshoe bats within these caves. It is a medium sized bat, with pale lips and dense fur.  The fur is typically whitish gray in...

Fringe-lipped Bat Trachops cirrhosus
2012-07-13 14:46:38

The fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is the only species within its genus, Trachops. This species, as well as its three subspecies, can be found in southern Brazil and from southern Mexico to Bolivia. It prefers a habitat within moist or tropical forests, with abundant water sources. It chooses roosts in hollow logs and caves, and can be seen roosting with other bat species. The...

Greater Bulldog Bat Noctilio leporinus
2012-06-28 20:59:54

The greater bulldog bat (Noctilio leporinus), also known as the fisherman bat, is native to Latin America. Its range extends from Mexico to northern Argentina, and includes most of the Caribbean Islands. Despite its large range, its distribution is fragmented due to its preferred habitats with an abundance of water. The greater bulldog bat is threatened by deforestation, water pollution, and...

Mauritian Tomb Bat Taphozous mauritianus
2012-06-14 21:39:31

The Mauritian tomb bat (Taphozous mauritianus) is one of 51 species of sac-winged bats.  It is native to Madagascar and central and southern Africa. The range of the Mauritian tomb bat is large, encompassing many areas of Africa and the surrounding islands. It can be found in arid habitats as well as in grassland, tropical, and semi-arid habitats. It prefers habitats within moist savannah...

Little Brown Bat Myotis lucifugus
2012-05-03 12:32:22

The little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) is also known as the little brown myotis. It is a species in the Myotis genus, or mouse-eared bats. It is one of the most common North American bats, and is a good species to use when studying bats. This species has been included in the Mammalian Genome Project. The range of this bat includes the northern half of the United States and southern Canada....

Mexican free-tailed bat Tadarida brasiliensis
2012-05-03 08:50:46

The Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis), is a native bat to the Americas. It has a range that stretches from Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Nebraska, and other states in the north to southern areas in most of Southern America and Mexico. This bat’s South American range is not understood and it lives in four of the seven faunal regions of South America. Its habitats include places like the...