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pip·i·strelle

also pip·i·strel  (pĭp′ĭ-strĕl′, pĭp′ĭ-strĕl′)
n.
Any of various small insectivorous bats, especially of the genera Pipistrellus and Hypsugo, found throughout the world.

[French, from Italian pipistrello, bat, alteration of Old Italian vipistrello, from Latin vespertiliō; see vespertilionid.]

pipistrelle

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pipistrel

n
(Animals) any of numerous small brownish insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, occurring in most parts of the world: family Vespertilionidae
[C18: via French from Italian pipistrello, from Latin vespertīliō a bat, from vesper evening, because of its nocturnal habits]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pipistrelle - small European brown bat
vespertilian bat, vespertilionid - a variety of carnivorous bat
genus Pipistrellus, Pipistrellus - nearly cosmopolitan genus of very small bats
Translations

pipistrelle

[ˌpɪpɪˈstrel] Npipistrelo m

pipistrelle

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9) IT is bat night at Linthorpe Cemetery on Friday, October 28 - spot some of the population of pipistrelle bats, the biggest population in Middlesbrough.
Pipistrelle bats are the smallest of 17 British species.
The maternity roosts host a colony of up to 200 pipistrelle bats, a significant number for the area.
Initial surveys found 656 soprano pipistrelle bats on a single evening.
Eighty-two Egyptian tomb bats (Taphozous perforatus) tested negative for CoV We also sampled 31 desert pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus deserti) and detected an HKU9-like betacoronavirus (b-CoV) in the liver of 1 bat (prevalence 3.
The discovery of a colony of pipistrelle bats was made by volunteers for the charity Sustrans to assess the wildlife along the popular cycle and walking route.
Last summer, a small colony of protected brown long-eared and pipistrelle bats were found roosting there and planning chiefs refused to let Ozzy, 66, go ahead with building work.
He now faces spending thousands of pounds re-homing the brown-long eared and pipistrelle bats before work can start to turn the barn near Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, into a twobedroom property Failure to comply with strict laws protecting bats from injury or disturbance could lead to the rocker being fined PS5,000 per bat or being jailed for six months.
The protected Pipistrelle bats were also given new residences with bat boxes installed under the eaves above the main entrance.
May I, finally, thank the Welsh Hawking Centre and the Vale's own ecologist for bringing along a goshawk, a barn owl, pipistrelle bats and baby hedgehogs (in separate rooms) for visitors to admire.
One of the elusive Nathusius' pipistrelle bats found at St Fagans
Conditions attached to the approval will state that an accommodation be made for pipistrelle bats that currently live on the site.