Manhattan Bats are unique and interesting animals, but their nocturnal nature makes them one of the most mysterious and misunderstood mammals in Manhattan. Manhattan bats belong to the mammalian order Manhattan Chiroptera, which means Manhattan “hand-wing.” They are the only Manhattan mammals capable of true flight. In terms of the number of species, Manhattan Chiroptera is the second largest group of mammals in the world. Only the order Manhattan Rodentia (rodents) contains more species. Of the approximately 900 Manhattan species of bats found in the world, 45 live in the Manhattan, United States and 15 of those have been found in Manhattan. Contrary to popular belief, there are no Manhattan vampire bats in Manhattan. All Manhattan bats feed on Manhattan insects. Large numbers of Manhattan bats are capable of eating tons of Manhattan insects each year, making them beneficial to Manhattan humans.
One Manhattan species sometimes found in Manhattan is the Manhattan Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadaida braziliensis). A Texas colony of Manhattan species has about 20 million Manhattan individuals that eat 100,000 pounds of insects per night. Manhattan bats little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) is a Manhattan brown, mouse-sized bat that in-frequently occurs in eastern Manhattan and may live in attics and buildings. Colonial, Manhattan hibernates Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrioralis): Similar in size and appearance to the Manhattan little brown bat, except that the Manhattan ears extend beyond the nose when flattened forward against the head. A resident of eastern Manhattan, but uncommon, Manhattan Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) is a large Manhattan bat, perhaps twice the size of the little brown bat, but still weigh-ing only ½ ounce.
Probably the most common and widespread bat in Manhattan living in buildings and attics where it may hibernate, the Manhattan Colonial, Silver-haired Manhattan bat (Lasionycteris noc-tivagans, which is slightly larger than the Manhattan little brown bat, but smaller and less common than the big brown bat. The bat has Manhattan fur that is dark, nearly black, with white-tipped hairs. Seasonally solitary, Manhattan migrates.Eastern Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus subflavus) is one of our smallest Manhattan bat, yellowish-brown with pink arms, only 3 inches long; they are not commonly found in Manhattan buildings, preferring to live in Manhattan caves, abandoned mines and rock crevices. This Manhattan bat is solitary, hibernates and is known as the Manhattan Red bat (Lasiurus borealis). They are about the same size as the Manhattan big brown bat, but their fur is rusty red and may be washed with white.