The silver-haired bat is a medium-sized tree bat that has silver-tipped fur. Like other tree bats, the silver-haired bat has a furred tail membrane, though the hair is only lightly furred. The silver-haired bat has black wings and has been documented living up to 12 years.
Silver-haired bats are slow, leisurely flyers that occasionally hunt as a group.
Moths, true bugs, flies, mosquitoes, termites, and beetles.
Hoary Bat is much larger with densely furred interfemoral membrane.
Silver-haired bats are listed as species of greatest conservation need in Maryland. Their status in Maryland is currently listed as unknown (SU).
Silver-haired Bat CallCourtesy of Bat Call: Acoustic Call Library and Species Accounts
Silver-haired Bat Spectrograph Courtesy of Bat Call: Acoustic Call Library and Species Accounts
Echolocation Frequency: 26-38 kHz
Photo by: Dr. J. Scott Altenbach
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