Natterer's bat

Natterer's bat

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Myotis nattereri

Natterer's bat is a European vespertilionid bat with pale wings. It has brown fur tending to greyish-white on its underside. It is found across most of the continent of Europe, parts of the Near East and North Africa. It feeds on insects and other invertebrates which it catches on the wing or pursues on the ground. In summer it roosts in deciduous and coniferous trees, buildings or bat boxes close to its feeding habitats. In winter it hibernates in caves, tunnels, mines or cellars, usually hiding in crevices. This bat was first described in 1817 by Heinrich Kuhl, who named it in honour of the Austrian naturalist Johann Natterer.

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References

1. Natterer's bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natterer's_bat
2. Natterer's bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/85733032/22052584

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