hoary bat

mammal
      migratory North American bat found in wooded areas from Canada to Mexico. It is one of the vesper bats, family Vespertilionidae, and measures 13–14 cm (5–5.5 inches) long, including a 5–6-cm (2–2.5-inch) tail; weight is about 30 grams (1 ounce). Its thick fur is yellowish or reddish brown and is tipped, or frosted, with silver. A strong-flying, solitary insect eater, the hoary bat roosts in trees, where the colour of its fur blends with that of lichen-covered bark. A subspecies of L. cinereus is the only bat in the Hawaiian Islands.

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  • Hoary bat — Hoary Hoar y, a. 1. White or whitish. The hoary willows. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs. [1913 Webster] Reverence the hoary head. Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, remote in time past; as, hoary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoary bat — Taxobox name = Hoary bat status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Chiroptera familia = Vespertilionidae genus = Lasiurus species = L. cinereus binomial = Lasiurus… …   Wikipedia

  • hoary bat — noun : a rather large migratory bat (Lasiurus cinereus) having yellowish or brown hair tipped with white * * * hoary bat, a large, migratory bat of North America with white tipped hairs …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoary bat — pilkšvasis apželtuodegis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lasiurus cinereus angl. hoary bat vok. Schimmelfledermaus; Silberfledermaus; weißgraue Fledermaus rus. бело серая летучая мышь; мохнатый… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Hawaiian Hoary bat — Taxobox name = Hawaiian Hoary bat status = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Chiroptera familia = Vespertilionidae genus = Lasiurus species = L. cinereus subspecies = L. cinereus semotus binomial = Lasiurus cinereus… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoary — may refer to: *hoary, white or grey with age *Hoary bat, a hairy tailed bat (genus Lasiurus) in the family of vesper bats (Vespertilionidae) *Hoary catshark, a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in the western central Atlantic from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoary — Hoar y, a. 1. White or whitish. The hoary willows. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs. [1913 Webster] Reverence the hoary head. Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bat — bat1 /bat/, n., v., batted, batting. n. 1. Sports. a. the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball. b. a racket, esp. one used in badminton or table tennis. c. a whip used by a jockey. d. the act of using a… …   Universalium

  • Hoary Wattled Bat — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 2.3) Scientific classification King …   Wikipedia

  • hoary-frosted bat — juosvasis gumbalūpis šikšnosparnis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Chalinolobus nigrogriseus angl. hoary frosted bat rus. чёрно серый выростогуб ryšiai: platesnis terminas – gumbalūpiai šikšnosparniai …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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