Western Pipistrelle Bat

Also known as

The Canyon Bat

Distinguishing features:

Black face and black ears with brownish fur and a white belly.

Mating season:

Fall

 

Birthing Season:

Summer

(Delayed implantation)

 

Number of Pups Born:

1-2

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

They do not form large nursing colonies like other bats.

They will nurse from 1-12 others in small rock crevices. 

 

Behavior:

Solitary.

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. 

 

Habitat:

Rocky areas, canyons, and cliffs.

 

Hibernation:

They hibernate in winter.

Males often emerge on warm winter days. 

 

Migration:

Locally.

They migrate a short distance. 

 

Diet:

Insectavores 

(Microchiroptera)

 

Life Span:

10-13 years

 

Fun Facts: 

It’s the smallest bat in the country. 

 

 

“The Daytime Bat”

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