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Eastern Red

Scientific Name: Lasiurus borealis

Photo taken by Merlin Tuttle

Description: The Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) has a very distinct red-orange coat with round ears and a long tail. Females have the red fur with white tips and males lack the white tips. They are 106 mm in length and weight approximately 10-15 grams.

Distribution: Map of Eastern Red Bats throughout Texas

About the Eastern Red Bat: This is a tree-roosting (lives in trees) that is mostly solitary except for when a female is with her offspring. They are a migratory species, and are active during the winter months, unlike most other North American bats. Females will birth 1-5 pups. They are the second most reported bat to be found, the first being the Brazilian free-tailed (Tadarida brasiliensis).

Status: Least Concern
For more information go to IUCN Red List Website for the Eastern Red Bat

For more information about this bat go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Eastern Red Bat Fact Sheet

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