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Natterer's Bat (Myotis nattereri) is a European bat with pale wings. It has brown fur, also seen on the leg wing membrane, tending to white on its underside. It is found across most of the continent, but is considered scarce.


The UK distribution can be found the gallery below.

In summer they roost in deciduous and coniferous trees, buildings or bat boxes close to their feeding habitats.


Natterer's Bat found dead


They are protected under the European Habitats Directive. In the UK their rarity means that Woodlands containing the species may be considered for notification as a Site of Special Scientific Interest or Special Areas of Conservation and may attract a grant under Natural Englands Environmental Stewardship scheme.


The frequencies used by this bat species for echolocation lie between 23-115 kHz, have most energy at 53 kHz and have an average duration of 3.8 ms.