Common pipistrelle by Elizabeth Dack 1/1

Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Small and widespread, the common pipistrelle is a fluttery night-flyer identifiable by its brown fur, small size and echolocation calls.

Conservation status

Bats and their roosts are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), consequently it is an offence to damage, destroy or block access to a bat roost. It is also an offence to kill, injure, disturb or handle a bat without a licence.

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A single pipistrelle bat can eat up to 3000 insects in one night.

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