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Reblogged from wildlifebiologymontana

wildlifebiologymontana:

How adorable! A bat maternity colony!

Female bats, ready to give birth, will form maternity colonies. Often found in trees and tree cavities, they have also been found in buildings, or in this case, bridges. There have been signs of maternity colony preferences in different bat species, but as you can see here, these guys are pretty set with their man-made set up. 

Thanks to Ellen Whittle for the footage. 

Reblogged from fuck-it-i-am-a-fucking-elf

Diphylla ecaudata - Hairy-legged vampire bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Diphylla ecaudata - Hairy-legged vampire bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Vampyressa thyone - Northern little yellow-eared bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Vampyressa thyone - Northern little yellow-eared bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Black myotis (Myotis nigricans)  vs. Riparian myotis (Myotis riparius)

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Black myotis (Myotis nigricans) vs. Riparian myotis (Myotis riparius)

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Ectophylla alba - Honduran white bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Ectophylla alba - Honduran white bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Saccopteryx leptura - Lesser Sac-winged Bat

Photo by Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Saccopteryx leptura - Lesser Sac-winged Bat

Photo by Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Platyrrhinus helleri - Heller’s broad-nosed bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Platyrrhinus helleri - Heller’s broad-nosed bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Platyrrhinus helleri - Heller’s broad-nosed bat

Photo by Roger Le Guen

Platyrrhinus helleri - Heller’s broad-nosed bat

Photo by Roger Le Guen

Platyrrhinus helleri - Heller’s broad-nosed bat

Photo by Daniel Neal

Platyrrhinus helleri - Heller’s broad-nosed bat

Photo by Daniel Neal

Lasiurus cinereus - Hoary bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Lasiurus cinereus - Hoary bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Lonchorhina aurita - Tomes’s sword-nosed bat

Photos by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca

Lasiurus cinereus - Hoary bat with radio transmitter attached

Photo by Daniel Neal

Lasiurus cinereus - Hoary bat with radio transmitter attached

Photo by Daniel Neal

Rostrum comparison shot between Myotis californicus (R) and Myotis ciliolabrum (L). M. ciliolabrum has a more elongated rostrum, as comparied to M. californicus’s slightly squatter rostrum.

Photo and information by Daniel Neal

Rostrum comparison shot between Myotis californicus (R) and Myotis ciliolabrum (L). M. ciliolabrum has a more elongated rostrum, as comparied to M. californicus’s slightly squatter rostrum.

Photo and information by Daniel Neal

"Face comparison shot between Myotis californicus (L) and Myotis ciliolabrum (R). M. ciliolabrum has a black mask, in contrast to M. californicus’s dark mask.”

Photo and information by Daniel Neal

"Face comparison shot between Myotis californicus (L) and Myotis ciliolabrum (R). M. ciliolabrum has a black mask, in contrast to M. californicus’s dark mask.”

Photo and information by Daniel Neal