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Tadarida brasiliensis

  var.  cynocephala

MEXICAN FREE-TAILED BAT

BRAZILIAN FREE-TAILED BAT

Florida native

 

The adult Mexican free-tailed bats weigh from 10-15 grams (less than half an ounce) with a wingspan of 10-12 inches and can fly at speeds up to 25 mph. Also known as Brazilian free-tailed bats, they may roost in colonies of a few hundred up to thousands of bats. All bats living in Florida are insect eaters.
You should never touch a bat. If you find a bat on the ground contact a local wildlife rehabilitator. You can find a listing at www.batworld.org.

 
Tadarida brasiliensis is a member of the Molossidae - Free-tailed bats family.
 


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For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Florida Bat Conservancy page for this species

Date record last modified:
Oct 30, 2012









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