Western Red Bat

Distinguishing Features:

Brownish-yellow-bright orange fur with white tips and white fur on its neck.

 

Mating season:

Fall

(Before hibernation)

 

Birthing Season:

Spring

(Delayed implantation)

 

Number of Pups Born:

1-2

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

They form large nursing colonies.

 

Behavior:

Solitary

In Arizona, it is a summer visitor, ranging all over the state in various areas except the desert.

Roosts alone in leaves of trees.

Roosts in leaf litter in the winter.

 

Habitat:

In Arizona, western red bats occur primarily along riparian corridors among oaks, sycamores and cottonwoods in central and southeastern Arizona.

Riparian areas are a must and need to be dominated by walnuts, oaks, willows, cottonwoods, and sycamores.

 

Hibernation:

They hibernate during winter

 

Migration:

They migrate south to hibernate

 

Diet:

Insectavores 

(Microchiroptera)

 

Life Span:

10-15 years

 

Fun facts:

When they fold their wings over their bodies they resemble dead leaves!

"The Forest Bat"

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