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Bat  Parti-Coloured Bat

Parti-Coloured Bat - Photo  Copyright 2006 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: Vespertilio murinus

Size: Wingspan up to 310mm

Distribution: Currently a rare vagrant to the UK.

Months seen: April to October

Habitat: Mainly woodlands

Food: Beetles, flies and moths

Special features: The parti-coloured bat gets its name from the colour of its fur which is dark brown, but looks as if it has been given blonde highlights. Its underside is almost white.

It's a medium-sized bat with brown coloured skin. The tip of the tail extends about 5mm beyond the membrane.

Track Down More Info

UK Safari Bat Section
Bat Identification Charts
Bat Calls on CD - Learn to Identify 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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