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Soprano pipistrelle

Observed: 17th June 2011 By: Sam Griffin
Cumberland Bat GroupCumbria Amphibian and Reptile GroupThe British Herpetological Society
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Protected Species..

I should have said I am licenced to handle bats and to hold on to dead ones!

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Pipistrelle

What makes you think this is a soprano? It has a black face and ears indicating common pipistrelle. Also its fur appears to be two tone, again a feature of common pips.

Graham Banwell

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Sop Pip.

I had a detector in front of it before it was euthanized by the vet. It also came from a known sop pip roost. Thats not to say it is definately not a common.. Common pips are much less common than sops up here and I was obviously listening to calls from the hand rather than in flight. We did recently record and analyse an emergence from a sop roost (not this one) and had what appeared to be half a dozen commons in a soprano maternity roost.. In short I'm basing ID on the call. Perhaps my confidence level is too high.