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Daubentons Bat Myotis daubentonii
2012-09-12 11:30:42

Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) is a Eurasian bat that can be found from Britain to the Hokkaido region of Japan, as well as Korea. It prefers a habitat within woodlands and will typically roost near water sources such as canals or rivers. Colonies choose to roost in cellars, caves, tunnels, or mines during the summer, and can also be found hibernating in these areas between the months of...

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