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Tri-colored Bat

Perimyotis subflavus


Group of 5-6 small bats tucked in the rafters of an open porch. could they be Tri-colored (aka Eastern pipistrelle) bats?


Outside a building in a wooded nature preserve in Matinecock, LI, NY


They were there all day, took off for evening foraging at 8:45 pm. From "Bats of NY": Identifying characteristics: A small bat with yellowish-brown fur and black wings, black face and small round ears. Each individual hair of its fur is tri-colored, dark at the base, yellowish brown in the middle and dark at the tip. They are easily identified by their reddish forearms. ID of photos confirmed by Michael S. Fishman, CWB PWS Sr. Managing Environmental Scientist Barton & Loguidice, PC Syracuse, NY 13220

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lalindberg1 11 years ago

Thanks Ava T-B, I updated ID of Tri-colored Bats and joined North American Bat Tracker mission

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the new North American Bat Tracker mission at

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Matinecock, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 9, 2012

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