Soprano Pipistrelle

Latin name: Pipistrellus pygmaeus

The Soprano Pipistrelle was only distinguished from its close relative, the Common Pipistrelle in 1995 on the basis of differing Echolcation calls frequency. Since then, further differences have been found in appearance, habitat preference, prey preference and roost size. Sopranos are typically smaller than their Common relatives with a wingspan of 19 to 23 cm and prefer to hunt over rivers and wetlands, but will still roost in the cracks and crevices of buildings where available.

Echolocation Frequency: Strongest at 55 kHz.