Silver-haired Bats

Distinguishing Features:

Black hair with shiny silver tips. 

 

Mating season:

Fall

 

Birthing Season:

Summer

(Delayed implantation)

 

Number of Pups Born:

1-2

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

Females nurse the young for an average of 36 days.

During this time the female will forage normally.

Prior to any kind of independence, the pups remain attached to the mother.

The pups are born with teeth, so once independent, they can fully forage on their own.

 

Behavior:

Solitary 

May roost alone or with up to 12 other bats. They are the most common bat species in forested areas. They roost in trees. Males live separate from females and the only time the sexes are commingled is during migration and hibernation.

 

Habitat:

Most commonly found in willow, maple, and ash trees that exists in forested areas close to bodies of water. 

 

Hibernation:

They hibernate in winter

 

Migration:

They migrate as needed in order to find mates and hibernate.

 

Diet:

Insectavores 

(Microchiroptera)

 

Life Span:

5-10 years

 

Fun facts:

They spend their entire lives in the forest.

 

 

“The Forest Bat”

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