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  • n. Plural form of pipistrelle.


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  • Between 1978 and 1986, the number of more common species, such as pipistrelles, fell by 62 - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Parker said some of the country's 17 kinds of bat – pipistrelles, for example – were taking more readily to boxes than others.

    How bats in the belfry can save church treasures

  • Ruth explains the earthy smell often noticed in an upstairs room as evidence of soprano pipistrelles.

    Country diary: Allendale, Northumberland

  • A faster set of clicks signals a different frequency on the detector, and the next group are Natterer's bats that always appear some minutes after the pipistrelles.

    Country diary: Allendale, Northumberland

  • Bats are out, as the only bats in the area are pipistrelles Pipistellus*, and they are way too small to tackle stag beetles (if you like bats see the previous posts: one on Greater noctules, one on Ghost bats).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Many people might immediately think of the two pipistrelle species dubbed informally the 45 and 55 kHz pipistrelles: in 1993 it was discovered that the ‘species’ Pipistrellus pipistrellus actually consisted of two distinct species, both of which differed in the echolocation frequencies of their calls, and which were later shown to differ in genetics, morphology and behaviour (Barlow et al. 1997, Davidson-Watts & Jones 2006).

    The first new European mammal in 100 years? You must be joking

  • Mostly dwelling in forests, they are large (body lengths 50-100 mm, forearm lengths 40-70 mm) compared to pipistrelles and other typical vesper bats, and with sleek fur that ranges in colour from golden to dark brown.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • We took our usual trip to the "Bat Cave" where we sat beneath a cave ceiling covered with hundreds of western pipistrelles Pipistrellus hesperus, North America's smallest bat.

    Field School Fun

  • And sometimes they’re sufficiently annoyed when he catches them that they try to bite him (funny but harmless, as pipistrelles’ teeth are designed for bugs and can’t even scratch human skin).

    Note to self: about the bats… | Diane Duane's weblog: "Out of Ambit"

  • Since this was a test-case to see if captive-breeding Christmas Island bats was even possible, it suggests that the future of the critically endangered pipistrelles may be brief. told The Daily Telegraph that the pipistrelle bat population may have become even smaller, and there may now be just four bats left, according to the un-named sources.

    Scientific American


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