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Bats of the United States and Canada
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Bats of the United States and Canada is the only complete and accessible guide to all forty-seven species of bats found in the region. Bats are among the world’s most fascinating creatures. The only mammals capable of true flight, these animals are marvels of evolution. A wide variety of species lives in the United States and Canada, ranging from the California leaf-nosed bat to the Florida bonneted bat, from the eastern small-footed bat to the northern long-eared Bat. Fact-filled and easy to use, this guide includes accurate range maps, detailed biological information, and useful identification tips. J. Scott Altenbach's stunning photographs accompany each species account, capturing the amazing diversity of these winged mammals. This guide also includes helpful information on the natural history of bats from across the globe. Bats today face ever-increasing danger from destruction of habitat, new technologies such as wind turbines, chemical toxicants, and devastating diseases like white-nose syndrome, which is killing millions of cave bats in the United States and Canada. The authors discuss these threats and others as well as the latest conservation efforts to protect bats around the world. Written by three of the world’s leading bat experts, this volume is the most comprehensive guide to the bat species of the United States and Canada available.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Classification
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Biology
  2. pp. 8-14
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  1. Echolocation
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. Benefits of Insectivorous Bats
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Foraging
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. Feeding Behavior
  2. pp. 21-23
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  1. Noninsectivorous Bats
  2. pp. 24-27
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  1. Vampire Bats
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. Guano
  2. pp. 30-31
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  1. Summer Habitat
  2. pp. 32-35
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  1. Summer–Autumn Swarming
  2. pp. 36-37
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  1. Winter Habitat and Hibernation
  2. pp. 38-40
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  1. Migration
  2. pp. 41-43
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  1. Homing Ability
  2. pp. 44-45
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  1. Reproduction and Longevity
  2. pp. 46-49
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  1. Bats as Food
  2. pp. 50-50
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  1. Bat “Bombs”
  2. pp. 51-51
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  1. Mines and Bridges
  2. pp. 52-54
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  1. Controlling “Nuisance” Bats
  2. pp. 55-56
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  1. Attracting Bats
  2. pp. 57-58
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  1. Threats to Bats
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. Rabies
  2. pp. 62-62
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  1. Histoplasmosis
  2. pp. 63-63
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  1. Bats and Wind Power
  2. pp. 64-65
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  1. White-nose Syndrome
  2. pp. 66-67
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  1. Conservation
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. Status of Bats in the United States and Canada
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. Endangered Species and Subspecies
  2. pp. 72-77
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  1. Research Techniques
  2. pp. 78-78
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  1. Inventories
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. Thermal Imaging
  2. pp. 81-81
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  1. Nets and Traps
  2. pp. 82-83
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  1. Bat Banding
  2. pp. 84-85
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  1. Radiotelemetry
  2. pp. 86-87
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  1. Acoustic Identification
  2. pp. 88-89
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  1. Additional Techniques
  2. pp. 90-90
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  1. SPECIES ACCOUNTS
  2. pp. 91-91
  1. Mexican Long-tongued Bat, Choeronycteris mexicana
  2. pp. 92-93
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  1. Mexican Long-nosed Bat, Leptonycteris nivalis
  2. pp. 94-95
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  1. Lesser Long-nosed Bat, Leptonycteris yerbabuenae
  2. pp. 96-97
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  1. California Leaf-nosed Bat, Macrotus californicus
  2. pp. 98-99
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  1. Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat, Artibeus jamaicensis
  2. pp. 100-101
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  1. Peter’s Ghost-faced Bat, Mormoops megalophylla
  2. pp. 102-103
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  1. Florida Bonneted Bat, Eumops floridanus
  2. pp. 104-105
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  1. Greater Bonneted Bat, Eumops perotis
  2. pp. 106-107
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  1. Underwood’s Bonneted Bat, Eumops underwoodi
  2. pp. 108-109
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  1. Pallas’ Mastiff Bat, Molossus molossus
  2. pp. 110-111
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  1. Pocketed Free-tailed Bat, Nyctinomops femorosaccus
  2. pp. 112-113
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  1. Big Free-tailed Bat, Nyctinomops macrotis
  2. pp. 114-115
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  1. Brazilian Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida brasiliensis
  2. pp. 116-117
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  1. Big Brown Bat, Eptesicus fuscus
  2. pp. 118-119
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  1. Western Red Bat, Lasiurus blossevillii
  2. pp. 120-121
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  1. Eastern Red Bat, Lasiurus borealis
  2. pp. 122-123
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  1. Hoary Bat, Lasiurus cinereus
  2. pp. 124-125
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  1. Southern Yellow Bat, Lasiurus ega
  2. pp. 126-127
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  1. Northern Yellow Bat, Lasiurus intermedius
  2. pp. 128-129
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  1. Seminole Bat, Lasiurus seminolus
  2. pp. 130-131
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  1. Western Yellow Bat, Lasiurus xanthinus
  2. pp. 132-133
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  1. Evening Bat, Nycticeius humeralis
  2. pp. 134-135
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  1. Canyon Bat, Parastrellus hesperus
  2. pp. 136-137
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  1. Tri-colored Bat, Perimyotis subflavus
  2. pp. 138-139
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  1. Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat, Corynorhinus rafinesquii
  2. pp. 140-141
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  1. Townsend’s Big-eared Bat, Corynorhinus townsendii
  2. pp. 142-143
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  1. Spotted Bat, Euderma maculatum
  2. pp. 144-145
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  1. Allen’s Big-eared Bat, Idionycteris phyllotis
  2. pp. 146-147
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  1. Pallid Bat, Antrozous pallidus
  2. pp. 148-149
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  1. Silver-haired Bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans
  2. pp. 150-151
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  1. Southwestern Bat, Myotis auriculus
  2. pp. 152-153
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  1. Southeastern Bat, Myotis austroriparius
  2. pp. 154-155
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  1. California Bat, Myotis californicus
  2. pp. 156-157
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  1. Western Small-footed Bat, Myotis ciliolabrum
  2. pp. 158-159
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  1. Long-eared Bat, Myotis evotis
  2. pp. 160-161
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  1. Gray Bat, Myotis grisescens
  2. pp. 162-163
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  1. Keen’s Bat, Myotis keenii
  2. pp. 164-165
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  1. Eastern Small-footed Bat, Myotis leibii
  2. pp. 166-167
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  1. Little Brown Bat, Myotis lucifugus
  2. pp. 168-169
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  1. Dark-nosed Small-footed Bat, Myotis melanorhinus
  2. pp. 170-171
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  1. Arizona Bat, Myotis occultus
  2. pp. 172-173
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  1. Northern Long-eared Bat, Myotis septentrionalis
  2. pp. 174-175
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  1. Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalis
  2. pp. 176-177
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  1. Fringed Bat, Myotis thysanodes
  2. pp. 178-179
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  1. Cave Bat, Myotis velifer
  2. pp. 180-181
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  1. Long-legged Bat, Myotis volans
  2. pp. 182-183
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  1. Yuma Bat, Myotis yumanensis
  2. pp. 184-185
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  1. SPECIES OF ACCIDENTAL OCCURRENCE
  2. pp. 186-186
  1. Hairy-legged Vampire Bat, Diphylla ecaudata
  2. pp. 188-188
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  1. Buffy Flower Bat, Erophylla sezekorni
  2. pp. 189-189
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  1. Cuban Flower Bat, Phyllonycteris poeyi
  2. pp. 190-190
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  1. Cuban Fig-eating Bat, Phyllops falcatus
  2. pp. 191-192
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. Appendix: Bats of the United States and Canada (Including Protection Status)
  2. pp. 195-198
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 199-202
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