Vesper bats Reference Libraries

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Azores noctule Nyctalus azoreum
2013-09-18 15:49:27

This species is a red listed endangered species. The Azores noctule bat lives in the dry forests of the Portugal islands known as the Azores. The endangerment of this species is directly connected to the loss of their habitat caused my human growth. The three primary habitats are haollow trees, caves, and buildings. The Azores noctule bat is a subspecies to the lesser noctule and the genetic...

Greater noctule bat Nyctalus lasiopterus
2013-09-18 15:41:29

The greater noctule bat is found in Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. This species of bat is a tree-dweller and roosts in high, hollow, deciduous trees year round. However, the greater noctule bat will roost in pine trees if there is a shortage of hollow trees. This bat chooses a roosting spot by characteristics of a tree more than type of tree; such as, decaying and high off the ground....

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...

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 Long Tailed Bat Chalinolobus tuberculata
2013-09-09 08:35:50

The New Zealand long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculata), also known as the long-tailed wattled bat and locally known as pekapeka-tou-roa in the Māori language, is a species that can be found within New Zealand. This bat is classified in the Chalinolobus genus, which contains fifteen species. Members of this genus are collectively known as wattled bats, pied bats, or long-tailed bats....

Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus
2013-06-27 12:25:55

The barbastelle or western barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus) is a bat that can be found in Europe. Its range is limited to a few breeding sites throughout its range, including Ebernoe Common in West Sussex and the Paston Great Barn in Norfolk in Britain. Its Britain range also includes Mottisfont woodland in Hampshire and certain areas of the Quantock Hills and Exmoor in Devon and...

Goulds Wattled Bat Chalinolobus gouldii
2013-06-26 13:18:12

Gould’s wattled bat (Chalinolobus gouldii) is a species of wattled bat that can be found in Australia. Its range includes New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, and most of mainland Australia. It does occur in the Nullarbor Plain or in northern areas of Cape York Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within many areas, including woodlands and human populated areas. It derives its scientific and...

Large-Eared Pie Bat Chalinolobus dwyeri
2013-06-26 13:14:01

The large-eared pie bat (Chalinolobus dwyeri) is a vesper bat that can be found only in Australia. Its range is limited to a few areas in southeastern Queensland and eastern areas of New South Wales. It prefers a habitat in moist and arid sclerophyll forests, subalpine woodlands, rainforest edges, and Eucalypt forests with rainforest type canopies. It is thought to depend on sandstone ridges...

Japanese Pipistrelle Pipistrellus abramus
2013-06-25 19:42:39

The Japanese pipistrelle (Pipistrellus abramus), also known as the Japanese house bat, is a species of vesper bat that is native to East Asia. Its range extends from Japan, the Ussuri region, and the Korean peninsula to Taiwan and China. It prefers to roost in the ceilings or roofs of old houses. This species reaches an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches, with a tail length of up to...

Eastern Pipistrelle Perimyotis subflavus
2013-06-25 19:27:37

The eastern pipistrelle (Perimyotis subflavus), also known as the tri-colored bat, is a species of vesper bat that is native to North America. Its range extends from Honduras to Ontario, Canada and west from Kansas to Texas. Studies have shown that this species is distantly related to other pipistrelle species, but not enough to be classified in the same genus as those species, so it is the...

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.