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Latest Vesper bat Stories

2014-08-20 23:05:29

The new issue of the Journal of Mammalogy features an article examining the Myotis genus, a large and diverse group of bats.

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2013-04-10 09:58:30

Biologist DeeAnn Reeder recently discovered a completely new genus of bat with stripes like a badger while performing research in South Sudan.

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2009-11-23 09:22:59

Not just birds, but also a few species of bats face a long journey every year.


Latest Vesper bat Reference Libraries

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 finds its prey by listening for the noises that these animals usually make. Its menu consists of...

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 eats grass crickets and cockchafers. These insects are hunted by the lesser mouse-eared bat while...

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 subspecies of Myotis mystacinus, but studies have shown that is a distinct species. The...

Geoffroy's 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 habitat at an altitude of 5,905 feet, with the highest altitude in the Alps recorded at 2,664 feet....

Eastern Small-footed Myotis, Myotis leibii
2012-09-12 11:35:17

The eastern small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii), also known as the eastern small-footed bat, is a vesper bat that can be found in North America. Its range includes Quebec and Ontario in Canada and eastern areas of the United States including Georgia and Oklahoma. It roosts in a number of areas, but in mountains regions, it can be found at altitudes between 787 and 3,690 feet. Roosts include mines and caves during the winter, and rock bluffs, turnpike tunnels, and buildings in the summer....

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