Western Pipistrelle Bat
Also known as
The Canyon Bat
Black face and black ears with brownish fur and a white belly.
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They do not form large nursing colonies like other bats.
They will nurse from 1-12 others in small rock crevices.
Highly social and intelligent solitary bats that roost alone.
They are crepuscular, meaning they emerge about an hour before sunset, far earlier than other bats.
They also rest most of the night.
Rocky areas, canyons, and cliffs.
They hibernate in winter.
Males often emerge on warm winter days.
They migrate a short distance.
It’s the smallest bat in the country.