The status of Nathusius' pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii Keyserling & Blasius, 1839) in the British Isles

Jonathan Mark Russ, A. M. Hutson, W. I. Montgomery, Paul Adrian Racey, John Roger Speakman

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Abstract

There are now 91 records of individual Nathusius' pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii examined 'in the hand' in the U.K., and bat detector records from a further 36 localities in Britain and Ireland. These records are distributed throughout all months of the year with clear peaks in spring and autumn suggesting migratory movements into and out of the British Isles in autumn and spring, respectively. Three maternity colonies have been located and the species must now also be regarded as a resident breeding species in Britain and Ireland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-100
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Zoology
Volume254
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Pipistrellus nathusii
  • biodiversity
  • migration
  • Chiroptera
  • BATS SPECIES CHIROPTERA
  • ADJACENT TERRITORIES
  • BREEDING AREA
  • EAST EUROPE
  • VESPERTILIONIDAE
  • POSITION
  • BRITAIN
  • RANGE

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