Title

Use of an underground winter roost by a male evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis)

Abstract

We report use of an underground roost by an adult male evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) during winter in southwestern Missouri. The bat was fitted with a radio-transmitter and followed to tree roosts for 28 days before it was found in a hole covered by leaf litter at the base of a live white oak tree (Quercus alba). The bat remained in the underground roost for 3 days that coincided with extremely cold ambient temperatures before moving back to a tree roost.

Department(s)

Biology

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1656/1528-7092(2005)004[0375:UOAUWR]2.0.CO;2

Publication Date

12-1-2005

Journal Title

Southeastern Naturalist

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