Common Pipistrelle

Common PipistrelleCommon Pipistrelle

Latin name: Pipistrellus pipistrellus

The Common Pipistrelle is the most commonly encountered bat in Aldernery and is recognisable from it’s broad wings and jerky flight pattern. Often hunts in fixed paths over grasslands, woodland and urban areas. Most active for two hours before and after dawn and dusk respectively. During this period a single individual is capable of consuming over 3000 insects which they eat on the wing.

Echolocation Frequency: Strongest at 45 kHz.