#FactFriday ! This week we are looking at the whiskered bat (Myotis mystacinus).
Whiskered bats echolocate between 32kHz and 89kHz, sounding loudest at 45kHz. Their calls sound like dry clicks.
The whiskered bat is a small bat that is very similar to the Brandt’s bat, they were only separated in 1970 and are very difficult to distinguish between .
The maximum known age for a Whiskered Bat is 23 years! (but they usually average around three and a half to five years)