Small, brown hair with black face and black ears.
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Females roost alone or form small maternity colonies of about 20 individuals, usually in the loose bark or trees or rock crevices.
During the day, the California myotis will roost in the bark of dead trees, particularly ponderosa pines, rock crevices or buildings.
Sexes roost separately during summer but together during hibernation.
Emerges shortly after sunset to forage, flying at irregular intervals until dawn. Flight is slow and erratic as it hunts along edges of tree canopies and over water. Males and non-reproductive females roost in small groups or alone.
Common in riparian areas.
Also deserts, canyons, shrub-steppe, dry grasslands, and dry forests.
They hibernate during winter.
Do not typically migrate
One of the country’s smallest bat species.