Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Species : Eptesicus nilssoni
The Northern bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the northern batA young / baby of a northern bat is called a 'pup'. A northern bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Korea, North, Korea, South, Latvia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey
Northern bat habitatsSubarctic forest
Facts about the northern bat
''The curious thing is bats in the southern states are dwindling, while northern bats are thriving.
All but three species are restricted to the southern half of the country, but the northern bat is the only one found above 65 degrees north (about 70 miles below the Arctic Circle).
Although up to 10 species may occur in any one place in southern Sweden, only the northern bat is common at streetlamps.
In turn, Eptesicus nilssoni is also restricted at higher elevations, but where forest cover is limited.
The northern bat is a microbat.
The northern bat is able to pick insects from a leaf or tree to feast on.
[visit log] Northern bat is going to visit its mates that live in the wall of my house.
Northern bats are medium sized bats best recognized by their long rounded ears, which extend beyond the tip of the nose when laid forward. (Full text)
Kentucky Occurrence Summary: The northern bat is present year round in Kentucky and has a statewide distribution, although it occurs locally through much of the central portion of the state. (Full text)More animals beginning with N