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pipistrelle:

see batbat,
winged mammal of the order Chiroptera, which includes 900–1,000 species classified in about 200 genera and 17 families. Bats range in size from a wingspread of over 5 ft (150 cm) to a wingspread of less than 2 in. (5 cm).
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pipistrelle

any of numerous small brownish insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, occurring in most parts of the world: family Vespertilionidae
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Soprano pipistrelles and Myotis bats yielded less than 10 recordings at one locality each.
The discovery of a colony of pipistrelle bats was made by volunteers for the charity Sustrans to assess the wildlife along the popular cycle and walking route.
Staff suspected they had squatters in the roof space last summer when a pipistrelle flew into a class.
The tiny Nathusius' pipistrelle was first ringed in Blagdon, near Bristol, and was discovered nearly 600km away in the Netherlands.
Burton and Isabelle Pipistrelle will also be prominent in the ROM Museum Store and at Word on the Street (Toronto), September 25, 2011.
Washington, September 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that a group of Great Tits in a cave in Hungary has acquired a new habit of eating hibernating common pipistrelle bats under harsh conditions of snow cover.
Pipistrelles emerge from their roosts to feed relatively early, sometimes before sunset.
Pipistrelles prefer warmer, moister portions of caves, and rarely cluster; typically hanging singly from the ceiling or along a wall.
In addition, 20 pipistrelles were captured during the autumn swarming season at Bear Cave, Berrien County, in 2005, even though no pipistrelles were found there during five visits in 1978-1979.
Individual pipistrelles, Perimyotis subflavus, (2) usually hibernate in relatively small numbers in caves and mines, and they use more caves and mines for hibernation than do other species of bats in the eastern United States (Bracket al.
Six species, 272 individuals, were represented in the sample (Table 1): 122 big brown bats, 100 little brown myotis, 26 red bats, 19 northern myotis, three hoary bats, and two eastern pipistrelles.
In March, a Fife man was fined pounds 450 for killing six pipistrelles in his loft