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Eastern Red Bat Lasiurus borealis
2012-04-26 06:10:21

The eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is one of over three hundred species in the Vespertilionidae family, better known as the vesper family. The range of this bat includes Bermuda and the Bahamian Islands, but it is most widespread in North America. The eastern red bat prefers to roost among leaves, dead or alive, on branches of hardwood trees. They have been known to roost on loblolly trees...

Desert Red Bat Lasiurus blossevillii
2012-04-25 05:07:00

The desert red bat, or western red bat, is one of 318 species of vesper bats. These bats can be found in North America, Central America, and even down to the northern most parts of South America. Like birds, the desert red bat migrates to warmer, desert climates during winter and returns to cooler climates during warm seasons. Males and females of this species have different migrating habits,...

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pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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