Barbastelle Bat - Barbastella barbastellus Wingspan 25-29cm Medium-sized, dark-looking bat. Adult has long, glossy dark brown fur, darkest on back and palest on the belly. Face is blackish and pug-like. Blackish ears meet in middle of forehead; tragus is triangular. Wings are broad and pointed. Silent within range of human hearing. Very rare, mainly S England and S Wales. Favours undisturbed woodland. Emerges from roosts half an hour or so before sunset. Roosts in tree holes, caves and old buildings in summer, hibernates in trees and caves are also favoured for winter hibernation.
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Barbastelle Bat - Barbastella barbastellus Wingspan 25-29cm Medium-sized, dark-looking bat. Adult has long, glossy dark brown fur, darkest on back and palest on the belly. Face is blackish and pug-like. Blackish ears meet in middle of forehead; tragus is triangular. Wings are broad and pointed. Silent within range of human hearing. Very rare, mainly S England and S Wales. Favours undisturbed woodland. Emerges from roosts half an hour or so before sunset. Roosts in tree holes, caves and old buildings in summer, hibernates in trees and caves are also favoured for winter hibernation.

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