Big Brown Bat Photo Gallery
What does the Big Brown Bat look like?
Big Brown Bats are overall, as their name suggests brown. Their coloration can vary with location however, from a pinkish tan to dark chocolate browns. Their wings, faces, ears and tails are naked and blackish in coloration. They have large heads compared to their slender bodies that contain 32 razor sharp teeth.
Big Brown Bat Habitat
Open Forests, Caves
Big Brown Bat Facts
Big Brown Bats are large nocturnal bats that are widespread across North America. They are hardy and can live in places where other bats could not survive. They roost during the days in hollow trees, caves, and rock crevices or in buildings. They travel the night skies in search of insects using echolocation, which means they produce ultrasonic sounds and listen for the echo's to return. There are at least three different subspecies of Big Brown Bats. They are insectivorous, thus feed on night-flying insects such as moths, beetles and wasps, all of which they capture in flight. They spend the winter months hibernating and will migrate a short distance to find a suitable roost. Big Brown Bats also produce sounds humans can hear during flight, listen for a clicking or the sound of escaping steam when taking a twilight hike.