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Grey Long-eared Bat Plecotus austriacus Wingspan 26-30cm Similar to Brown Long-eared Bat but separable with care, mainly using fur colour. Adult has long, fluffy fur, dark grey above and greyish white below. Face has dark ‘bandit’ mask and ears are even longer than Brown Long-eared’s. Wings are dark grey-brown. Squeaks when alarmed. Echolocates in 35-40khz range. Local, mainly coastal S England. Favours mature gardens in towns and villages and emerges after dark. Flight is slow and fluttering. Roosts in roof spaces in summer, hibernates in cellars and caves.
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Grey Long-eared Bat Plecotus austriacus Wingspan 26-30cm Similar to Brown Long-eared Bat but separable with care, mainly using fur colour. Adult has long, fluffy fur, dark grey above and greyish white below. Face has dark ‘bandit’ mask and ears are even longer than Brown Long-eared’s. Wings are dark grey-brown. Squeaks when alarmed. Echolocates in 35-40khz range. Local, mainly coastal S England. Favours mature gardens in towns and villages and emerges after dark. Flight is slow and fluttering. Roosts in roof spaces in summer, hibernates in cellars and caves.

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Date: 25 Feb 2007
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Credit: LEE MORGAN/NPL
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