Palid Bats

Distinguishing Features:

Very large ears with a light brown body and a white underside and large eyes.

 

Mating season:

Fall

(Before Hibernation)

 

Birthing Season:

Spring

(Delayed Implantation)

 

Number of Pups Born:

2

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

Maternity colonies are rather small in size, ranging from 20-100 bats.

Pups begin to fly at 5-6 weeks.

 

Behavior:

Colonized

Sociable creatures, pallid bats roost in  groups with both their own and other bat species.

 

They typically will use three different types of roosts:

1. Day roosts: warm, horizontal opening such as in attics, shutters or crevices.

2. Night roosts:  open areas with foliage nearby.

3. Hibernation roosts: typically caves or rock crevices.

 

Habitat:

In the hot weather, they remain at higher elevations to keep cool.

During cooler weather, they remain in lower elevations to keep warm.

 

Hibernation:

They break into smaller groups and hibernate

 

Migration:

Pallid bats do not appear to migrate any great distance as the seasons change

 

Diet:

Insectavores

(Microchiroptera)

Scorpions, centipedes, cicadas, crickets, beetles, lizards and even mice.

Unique to all bats, they catch their food almost exclusively on the ground as opposed to while in flight.

After catching its prey it will fly to a convenient location to consume its meal.

 

Life Span:

10 years

 

Fun Facts: 

The pallid bat is one of two known bat species immune to scorpion venom!

 

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