Pallid bat with transmitter

A bat held in a gloved hand with a transmitter attached to its back

Detailed Description

A Pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is outfitted with a radio transmitter to help lead us to its roost. The transmitter is attached with a temporary adhesive that will wear off within around 2 weeks, about as long as the battery life of the transmitter lasts. By following the bat USGS researchers will be able to learn what habitat types are important for this species, monitor the size of the colony, and learn more about the health of local bat populations.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1958 x 4031

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Location Taken: US