Alcathoe bat-Myotis alcathoe

The latest addition to the UK bat family, only being confirmed as a
resident species in 2010 due to its similarity to the whiskered and
Brandt's bat species.

Barbastelle-Barbastella barbastellus

A rare and distinctive bat with a pug-like face and large, wide ears.

Bechstein's bat-Myotis bechsteinii

One of our rarest bats, found in parts of southern England and

south-east Wales

Brandt's bat-Myotis brandtii

Very similar to the whiskered bat, only being separated as

distinct species in 1970.

Brown long-eared bat-Plecotus auritus

Huge ears provide exceptionally sensitive hearing - it can even

hear a ladybird walking on a leaf!

Common pipistrelle-Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Pipistrelles are the commonest British bats.

A single pip can eat 3,000 tiny insects in just one night!

Daubenton's bat-Myotis daubentonii

Known as the 'water bat' as they fish insects from the water's

surface with their large feet or tail.

Greater horseshoe bat-Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

Horseshoe bats possess a distinctive horseshoe-shaped noseleaf.

Grey long-eared bat-Plecotus austriacus

Generally a little larger than the brown long-eared bat and has a dark face.

Leisler's bat-Nyctalus leisleri

Also known as the 'hairy-armed bat', it's similar to the noctule but smaller with longer fur.

Lesser horseshoe bat-Rhinolophus hipposideros

Able to wrap its wings completely around its body while at rest,

differing from the greater horseshoe bat whose face can usually be seen.

Nathusius' pipistrelle-Pipistrellus nathusii

A previous migrant species, it has only been classed as a resident species since 1997

Natterer's bat-Myotis nattereri

Its broad wings enable it to fly slowly and prey on a wide variety of insects, even snatching spiders from their webs!

Noctule- Nyctalus noctula

Has long narrow wings and flies in a straight line, very high and fast.

Serotine-Eptesicus serotinus

Has broad wings and a leisurely flapping flight.

Soprano pipistrelle-Pipistrellus pygmaeus

Similar to common pipistrelle but distinguished by its higher frequency echolocation call.

Whiskered bat-Myotis mystacinus

Slightly smaller than Brandt's bat but sharing the same shaggy fur.

Vagrant species and occasional visitors

Greater mouse-eared bat-Myotis myotis

Was officially declared extinct in 1990, but a solitary individual has been hibernating in southern England since 2002.



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