Brown Long-Eared Bat
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Brown Long-Eared Bat is a Bat Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
Brown Long-Eared Bat has black hair cut straight around the head at about jaw-level which turns slightly beige. Her skin is pale and her eyes are red. Her top is composed of a brown shirt with short puff sleeves, a sailor-style collar with a yellow bow, full-length brown gloves, a long black and yellow cape, and a brown fluffy scarf around her neck.
She wears a brown short circular skirt with pressed-in ridges, full-length black tights and brown loafers. As the other Friends, She also has her ears and wings that belongs to her species.
In Real Life
The Brown Long-Eared Bat is a small Eurasia bat. The ears are 3.3-3.9 cm in length which gave it his name. The brown long-eared bat relatively common and widespread throughout the UK with the exception of exposed islands with little woodland such as Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.
Their diet is mostly based on moths, beetles, flies, earwigs and spiders. Sometimes they land on the ground to catch insects or to shift them into a controllable position in the mouth, and they are even able to take insects from lighted windows. Small prey is eaten in flight, but larger insects are taken to a ‘perch’. Regularly used perches, which are frequently inside porches or barns, can be recognised by the accumulations of discarded insect remains, particularly wings of moths such as yellow underwings.
Brown long-eared bats’ echolocation calls range from 25 - 50kHz and peak at 35kHz. These bats are known as ‘whispering bats’ because their echolocation sounds are very quiet. They have particularly sensitive low frequency hearing and often locate prey from the sounds made by the insect’s own movements. They may sometimes use vision.
Despite being common and widespread long-eared bats face substantial threats. Their habit of flying close to the ground makes them vulnerable to attack from nocturnal predators.
Summer roosts are usually located in older buildings, barns, churches and trees. Long-eared bats generally form small and quiet colonies of about 20 animals - often the first a householder knows about them is when a visit to the loft reveals a cluster of tiny faces peering down from a corner of the rafters. Winter roosts tend to be found in caves, tunnels, mines, icehouses and occasionally even trees and buildings. Their foraging habitat is open deciduous and coniferous woodland, parkland and orchards. Unlike the males of other species, a significant proportion of male brown long-eared bats may be present in the maternity roosts.
Brown Long-Eared bat's conversation has declined in Britain due to changing land use, including modern intensive agricultural practices, and the conversion of barns which have resulted in the loss of suitable feeding and roosting habitats. It is particularly susceptible to pesticides, especially their use in roofs where it often roosts on exposed timbers.
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