Natterers Bat (Myotis nattereri)

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Named after the 19th Century Austrian Naturalist who discovered it


Wingspan 11 " (28 cm) Head & Body 1 3/4 " (45mm)


Woods Farms and Parkland except in N Scotland


It has a small head with a narrow muzzle which is naked at the tip and overhangs the lower jaw slightly. The face is very furry often obscuring the eyes . There is also a moustache and above the lip on either side a prominant gland .The large oval ear is notched on the outer margin above the middle and the long slender tragus i more than half the length of the ear ending in a very slender point . This bat has a distintive white underside , Another distinguishing feature is its membraneous tail with fringed hairs which often point downward