Species: Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)

Family: Vespertilionid Bats (VESPERTILIONIDAE)

Category: Mammals

Location: NW

A. Mammals

More extensive information on mammals can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Vespertilionid Bats (VESPERTILIONIDAE)

Members of this family have no appendages around the nose but do have an appendage (tragus) extending upwards within the ear that is characteristic of the species.

C. Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)

This small bat has fast, erratic flight at head height. Its ultrasound Peak Frequency Range (PFR) is 46.5 kHz. It has short, rounded ears and a short, blunt tragus. It is the most widespread and abundant of European bats, and our most important flying insect predator.