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Brazilian Free-tailed Bat, The Big Brown Bat, or the Evening Bat

Tadarida brasiliensis, Eptesicus fuscus, Nycticeius humeralis


The Brazilian free-tailed bat, also known as the Mexican free-tailed bat and Austonian bridge bat is a very common bat. It is a larger bat with a free ranged tail. It has large feet and ears and a jet black color. The Brazilian free-tailed bat has an essential role in ecosystems because of its role as a predator and pollination. Rowland Evans, Zach Ahrens


The Tadarida brasiliensis has a wide geographical range of habitats. They are present in most parts of South America, through Central America, and all throughout the south east, mid west, and south west of the USA.


A bat habitat spotting. It is unclear of what species of bat is present, but guano and signs of use are present. The habitat is in a grassy, swampy land adjacent to a lake. Free Fact: The free-tailed bat especially is useful for farmers as it healthily regulates crop destroying insects.

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Trinity Preparatory School
Spotted by a stud ent at Trinity Preparatory School

Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 2, 2015
Submitted on Sep 2, 2015

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