Bats are not birds – they are flying mammals.
They have black or brown furry bodies and short legs. Their wings are like long thin fingers covered with skin.
Bats eat: moths, fruit, beetles and flies.
They live in: forests, caves and lofts where they sleep hanging upside down in the day.
Bats make tiny squeaks as they fly and these squeaks bounce off things in front of them. Their big ears can hear the echo of the squeak and sense what the squeak has bounced back from, and where it is. This is called echo location.