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Daubenton’s Bat Myotis daubentonii Wingspan 24-27cm Medium-sized bat with rather small head but large feet. Ears are relatively small with short tragus (projection). Adult has silky fur; yellow-brown upperparts show distinct separation from greyish white underparts. Echolocation start in 60-85kHz range and ends in 35 kHz range. Widespread. Favours wooded ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers. Emerges from roost 30-60 minutes after sunset; feeds throughout night. Wingbeats are relatively slow. Sometimes grabs insects from water surface. Roosts under bridges and in tree holes in summer, hibernates in caves and tunnels.
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