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Bat  Soprano Pipistrelle

Soprano Pipistrelle - 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: Pipistrellus pygmaeus

Size: Wingspan approximately 20 to 25cms. Head and body around 35mms.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: March to November.

Food: Small moths, flies and midges.

Habitat: Roosts in trees and buildings.

Special features: The soprano pipistrelle bat is very similar to the common pipistrelle, except the fur and skin colour is a much paler brown. This species also has slight musky odour.

The ears are short and almost triangular in shape. The tragus is short and round.

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