Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)


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Hoary bats are the largest of the tree bats, and Florida’s second largest bat, weighing between 20 and 35 grams. Their fur is generally black to gray with heavy frosting, and an orange to yellow disc around their face, tapering onto the top of the head. Hoary bats are long-distance migrants and bats from more northern states will migrate south to locations such as Florida during the winter months.

Hoary Bat Range Map

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