Bechstein’s Bat Myotis bechsteinii Wingspan 25-30cm Medium-sized and relatively long-eared bat. Adult has rather long, fluffy fur that is reddish brown above and greyish white below. Bare face is pinkish red and ears are rather long and broad, with 9 transverse folds visible and a long, pointed tragus. Wings are dark brown. Silent in range of human hearing. Rare, with only scattered records mainly in S England and S Wales. Associated mainly with deciduous woodland. Flight is fluttering. Roosts and hibernates in tree holes.
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Bechstein’s Bat Myotis bechsteinii Wingspan 25-30cm Medium-sized and relatively long-eared bat. Adult has rather long, fluffy fur that is reddish brown above and greyish white below. Bare face is pinkish red and ears are rather long and broad, with 9 transverse folds visible and a long, pointed tragus. Wings are dark brown. Silent in range of human hearing. Rare, with only scattered records mainly in S England and S Wales. Associated mainly with deciduous woodland. Flight is fluttering. Roosts and hibernates in tree holes.

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