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Little Brown Bat

Little Brown Bat Photo © ssolari

Little Brown Bat (Myotis nesopolus)

At first glance, this bat is very similar to the Funnel-Eared Bat. It is small, the head and body are together 3 to 5 cm (1-2 inches). It weighs 4 to 7 g (0.14-0.3 ounces), and it has a big tail membrane, and that is on purpose. They use it as a dip net to catch insects.

These bats fly with fast wing beats and many dives and turns to catch their prey.

Myotis bats can be found in caves, tree cavities, rock crevices and in buildings. They normally rest in groups. The bat family to which  Myotis belongs is a big one. It comprises three genera and 97 species, with a wide distribution over the world. Our species, M. nesopolus, can be found in Venezuela and the islands nearby.

Click on below images to find out more about bats!

Bat Species Bonaire
Bat species on Bonaire

Bat Behaviour, Diet and Habitat
Bat Behaviour, Diet and Habitat

Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat Photo © Geoffrey Gomes
Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat

Curaçaoan Long-Nosed Bat
Curaçaoan Long-Nosed Bat

Pallas’ Mastiff Bat or Velvety Freetailed Bat
Pallas’ Mastiff Bat

Millers Long-Tongued Bat
Millers Long-Tongued Bat

Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bat Photo © Geoffrey Gomes
Trinidadian Funnel-Eared Bat

Small Leaf-Nosed Bat Photo © University of Alaska Fairbanks
Small Leaf-Nosed Bat

Peter’s Ghost-Faced Bat
Peter’s Ghost-Faced Bat

Greater Bulldog Bat
Greater Bulldog Bat