Scientific name: Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Size: Wingspan up to 24cm. The head and body is around 40mm. Weight approx 5g
Distribution: Found throughout the UK
Months seen: March to November
Habitat: Roosts in buildings, trees and bat boxes
Food: Flies, moths and midges
Echolocation Frequency: 45 - 50 kHz (Listen Here)
Special features: Common Pipistrelle bats are roughly the same weight as a 20p coin. They are the smallest and commonest bats found in the UK. They have darker skin and fur compared to the Soprano Pipistrelles.
The ears are triangular and the tragus is short and rounded. Pipistrelles emerge from their roost sites at sunset or just after. They fly quickly and erratically around the habitat at a little over head height.
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