Gallery - Chipoptera
Flying mammals with wing membrane supported by elongated 2nd-5th fingers and the hind limb. British bats all belong to the sub order Microchiroptera, which all have the ability to echolocate and are represented by two families, the "vesper" bats and the "horseshoe" bats.
The smallest European bat, likes both wooded and open country. Forms large colonies in trees and buildings.
© Simon Thurgood 2017
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