Big Brown Bat

Distinguishing features:

They have brown glossy copper-colored fur on their back.

Lighter belly fur.

Small black ears.

Black wing membranes and tail.

Mating season:

Fall

(Before hibernation)

 

Birthing Season:

Summer

(Delayed implantation)

 

Number of Pups Born:

1-2

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

Pups are fed milk for up to 6 weeks.

Trained to fly by 5 weeks and remain foraging with their mothers for up to 2 months.

Females nurse their young in colonies typically ranging from 10-200 mothers. 

 

Behavior:

Solitary.

They are low-maintenance bats, being they are not too selective in their foraging behavior and habitat selections. 

 

Habitat:

No preference.

They can adapt anywhere. 

 

Hibernation:

They hibernate alone or in small groups in winter. 

 

Migration:

Locally. They may migrate short distances. 

 

Diet:

Insectavores 

(Microchiroptera)

Prefers beetles. 

 

Life Span:

15-20 years

 

Fun Facts: 

Very fast flying bats capable of reaching speeds of 40mph!

They rank among the most abundant and widespread species bats in America. 

 

“The Low-Maintenance Bat”

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