Southern Yellow Bat
The southern yellow bat has dusky yellow fur with a furry tail membrane and darker ears and wings. This species roost in dead palm fronds year-round. Its range reaches from the southwestern US to South America. This species is known to migrate and hibernate but has also been observed staying active in the same area year-round. Males may be more likely to migrate south for the winter than females. It is unknown which species of insects the southern yellow bat prefers. Mothers give birth to 2-4 pups at a time.
Information used to populate this page was obtained from the following sources:
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Conservation Online System
Bat Conservation International Bat Profiles
National Atlas of the United States. (2011). North American Bat Ranges, 1830-2008. National Atlas of the United States. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/pz329xp4277.
Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.