Eastern Red Bat

(Lasiurus borealis)

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STATUS: Native, “Least Concern”

DESCRIPTION: Fur on back brick red or rusty red and frosted with white, while belly fur is lighter and shoulders may appear white. It weighs 0.25–0.46 oz and is around 4.3 in long from head to tail.

DIET: Insects, mostly moths.

HABITAT: It winters in southeastern United States and northeastern Mexico, and spends its summers in the Great Lakes Region and the Great Plains Region.

NOTES: Second-highest mortality rate out of all bat species due to wind turbines.

Photo Credit: uniprot.org