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Bat  Brandt's Bats

Brandt's Bat - Photo  Copyright 2002 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
Find out about all the UK bat species with the fold out ID chart called "A Guide to British Bats" in the Nature Shop - click here

Latin name: Myotis brandti

Size: Wingspan up to 25cms.

Distribution: Widespread in the UK, but rare.

Months seen: April to October

Food: Moths, flies and midges.

Habitat: Roost in trees and buildings.

Echolocation Frequency: 40 - 50 kHz

Special features: A small bat, with quite shaggy fur. Brandt's bats are very similar in appearance to whiskered bats. One difference is that the Brandt's have a tragus which curves forwards and outwards.

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UK Safari Bat Section
Photo of a Brandt's Bat Tragus
Bat Identification Charts
Bat Calls on CD - Learn to Identify Different Species
Bat Detectors
What is a bat?
What is Echolocation?
What does a bat sound like?
What is a tragus?
Links to Bat Groups in Britain

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