Bat

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  1.   1.  Types
    1.   1.1  Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)
    2.   1.2  Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)
    3.   1.3  Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)
    4.   1.4  Little Brown Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)
  2.   2.  Range
  3.   3.  Speech
  4.   4.  Uses
  5.   5.  More
  6.   6.  'Souls
Icon(s) Bat Bat
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Hairless Bat (Cheiromeles torquatus) Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
Pteropus javanicus Pteropus rostratus Hardwickes Woolly Bat (Vespertilio temminckii)
Bat Bat

A Silver Haired bat -- Wikimedia Commons
A Hoary bat -- bryanto@Flickr
Eastern Red Bat
Little Brown Bat

There are five distinct species of bat present -- all are found throughout the territories. Most bats either migrate or hibernate and are not often seen in winter.

1.  Types

1.1  Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)

Silver-haired bats are nearly black, with silvery-tipped back hair, giving it a frosted appearance. The Silver-Haired Bat is a medium-sized, densely furred bat. It weighs around 8–12 g, and its total length is around 100 mm on average, its tail being 40 mm.

They often roost in tree cavities or in bark crevices on tree trunks, especially during migration. Their unique coloration makes them difficult to find, as they blend into their preferred environment. They are the most common bat in forested areas.

1.2  Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)

This is a medium-sized bat, averaging weights of 9.5-14 g and measurements of 112.3 mm in total length. Adults are usually dimorphic: males have red hair while females are chestnut-colored with whitish frosting on the tips of the fur. Eastern red bats are best suited for foraging in open spaces due to their body size, wing shape, and echolocation call structure.

1.3  Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

The hoary bat averages 13 to 14.5 cm (5 to 5.7 in) long with a 40 cm (15.7 in) wingspan and a weight of 26 g (0.9 oz). It is the largest bat normally found in Canada. Its coat is of a dark brown colour and there is silver frosting on its back. With the major exception of the underside of the wing, most of the bat is covered in fur.

The bat normally roosts alone on trees, hidden among foliage, but on occasion has been seen in caves with other bats. It prefers woodland, mainly coniferous forests, but hunts over open areas or lakes. It hunts alone and its main food source is moths.

1.4  Little Brown Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)

As suggested by the bat’s name, its fur is uniformly dark brown and glossy on the back and upper parts with slightly paler, greyish fur underneath. Wing membranes are dark brown on a typical wingspan of 22–27 cm (8.7–11 in).

The little brown bat lives in three different roosting sites: day roosts, night roost and hibernation roosts. Bats use day and night roosts during spring, summer and fall while hibernacula are used in winter. Day roosts are usually found in buildings or trees, under rocks or wood piles and sometimes in caves.

Little brown bats undergo a prolonged period of hibernation during the winter due to the lack of food. They hibernate in caves as a community.

2.  Range

Found throughout 'Souls. Halcyon Mountain, with the Howling Caverns and Stellarton Mines, are two particularly popular areas for bats to concgregate and roost.

3.  Speech

According to our Speech Guide, this creature speaks Low Speech naturally. It is therefore not able to communicate with Luperci. This creature is listed as having the ability to learn some limited comprehension of high speech, but generally will never be able to speak it.

4.  Uses

  • Bats are prolific insect eaters -- adult Brown Bats can eat hundreds of mosquitoes per hour. Encouraging bat roosting near gardens is an old method of insect control.

5.  More

6.  'Souls

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