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Bat  Whiskered Bats

Whiskered 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 mystacinus

Size: Wingspan up to 25cms.

Distribution: Found in England and Wales.

Months seen: April to October.

Food: Moths, flies and midges.

Habitat: Roosts in trees and buildings.

Echolocation Frequency: 40-50 kHz

Special features: A small bat, with shaggy fur which looks as if it has been highlighted. The wings are narrow and pointed. It is similar in appearance to the Brandt's bat.

Click for a closer viewThe short stubbly hairs around the eyes and nose give this bat its name.

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