Mouse-eared bats Reference Libraries

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Greater mouse-eared bat Myotis myotis
2013-10-11 08:16:26

The greater mouse-eared bat is primarily found throughout Europe. It weighs about 1.6 ounces, has a wingspan of 14-18 inches and its body is 3-3.5 inches long. The Greater mouse-eared bat has a medium brown upper-body and a greyish belly. This species of bat does not use echolocation for hunting but rather catches its prey from the ground and water surfaces, a process known as gleaning. It...

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...

Lesser mouse-eared bat Myotis blythii
2013-09-27 10:50:24

Populations have been found in southern Europe, southern central Europe and southwestern Asia. The lesser mouse-eared bat is a very social species therefore they travel and remain in groups rather than individually. These groups can be as large as 500 bats and could be mixed with the greater mouse-eared bat. Their feeding habitats are scrub areas, grasslands, farmland, and some gardens. It...

Common Bent-wing bat Miniopterus schreibersii
2013-09-18 15:24:07

This species is part of the largest group of bats in the Vespertilionidae family and are found in subtropical regions such as Australia, Ethiopia, Europe and some Asian areas. Large caves or mines are ideal locations where colonies ranging from a few dozen to several million can hibernate. Hibernation lasts for about 12 days. Colonies will migrate several times a year depending on the weather...

Indiana Bat Myotis sodalist
2012-10-05 08:36:41

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalist) is a mouse-eared bat that can be found in North America. Its range primarily includes eastern and Midwestern states, but it can be found in some southern areas of the United States. During the winter, its range becomes much smaller, with most populations occurring in large clusters in only a few caves. One study conducted in 1985 suggested that an estimated...

Red Myotis Myotis ruber
2012-09-19 14:47:06

The red myotis (Myotis ruber) can be found in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. This South American bat can be found in a few protected areas in Brazil, but it is threatened by habitat loss and deforestation in the majority of its range. This species is dependent upon a fragile habitat, so even though it does appear to have a wide distribution across its range, it is thought that...

Wall-roosting Mouse-eared Bat Myotis muricola
2012-09-17 11:06:05

The wall-roosting mouse-eared bat (Myotis muricola), also known as the Nepalese whiskered myotis, is a vesper bat that can be found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Nepal, among many other areas. It roosts in many areas including folded banana tree leaves, limestone forested areas, artificial caves, hollow trees, and old buildings.  This species was previously classified as a...

Hairy-legged Myotis Myotis keaysi
2012-09-17 11:02:37

The hair-legged myotis (Myotis keaysi) is a vesper bat that can be found in many countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, among other areas. It is thought that this bat prefers to live at altitudes of up to 3,608 feet, but its habitat preferences are unknown. This bat is not threatened by habitat loss or hunting, and it is...

Hodgsons Bat Myotis formosus
2012-09-17 10:56:22

Hodgson’s bat (Myotis formosus) is also known as the Copper-winged bat due to the yellowish coloration on its body. It can be found in Central, East, and Southeast Asia with a range that includes the area from the Japanese island Tsushima to Afghanistan. It prefers a habitat within forested mountainous areas.  It can reach an average length between 1.6 and 2.2 inches, with a wing length of...

Geoffroys Bat Myotis emarginatus
2012-09-17 10:50:46

Geoffroy's bat (Myotis emarginatus) is vesper bat that can be found in many areas from Portugal and the Balkans in Southern Europe to wet regions in southwestern Asia. It is found from Palestine and the Caucasus to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Oman. This bat also occurs in north-west Africa, in areas like Morocco and Tunisia, as well as in eastern areas of the Mediterranean. It prefers a...

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