Townsend's Big-eared Bat

Townsend’s Big-eared Bat
Corynorhinus townsendii

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Wingspan: 12 – 13”; Body length: 2 – 2 1/2”
Diet: moths

The big-eared bat does, indeed, have large ears – as much as 1” long.

This bat is found throughout the western US, with a few isolated populations in the eastern US. Both of the eastern subspecies are considered endangered. Human activity has caused females to abandon nursing colonies, leaving the young to starve.

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