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Long-legged Myotis

(Myotis volans)

Myotis volans

This bat prefers forested mountain regions. It is a rapid, direct flyer that pursues prey over relatively long distances, through, around and over the forest canopy. Its ability to fly at cool temperatures may enable this species to extend the prehibernation period of activity.

Jeffery Taylor has a publication of his Master's thesis available online. His research involves studying the effects of timber management on the Long-legged Myotis in the Cascades.

More on the Long-legged Myotis.

Photo © Merlin Tuttle. Used with Permission.