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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

nZwergfledermaus f
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This should cover the activity period of all bats in this region, including early emerging soprano pipistrelles (Michaelsen et al.
Seventeen species of bats breed in this country, the most common being tiny pipistrelles, weighing only the same as a 2p coin.
Pipistrelles are the most common British bats, weighing around five grams (less than a PS1 coin).
Local volunteer bat worker Laura Carter, who led a bat walk along the path, said the traffic-free linear park was also a likely commuter route for rarer brown long eared and noctule bats, as well as the tiny soprano pipistrelles.
There used to be a sizeable colony of pipistrelles at Cobden's but they have diminished in recent years, so they hope to find where the roost may have moved to, and get locals along for the talk and see if there is some local knowledge they can tap into to find out where the bats have gone.
Pipistrelles are one of Britain's most abundant bat species, with an estimated population of 2.
Nathusius' pipistrelles weigh between 6 and 15g and are about the size of a human thumb.
Two pipistrelles whirligig in the half-light of Braade Cottage.
Anyhow, it's all a gloriously batty way to blow pounds 650k - just don't tell the pipistrelles (or the Greeks).
Pipistrelles are among the smallest of bats and Burton is the smallest of the pipistrelles.
Tom Dearnley, Forestry Commission regional ecologist, said: "We have 232 bat boxes in Kielder and Rothbury, with real bat hotspots like including Sidwood, near Bellingham, Holystone, and Kielder Castle itself, which has maternity roosts of soprano pipistrelles and brown long-eared bats.
The Improved range includes Double and Treble Crevice Boxes suitable for Pipistrelles and Soprano Pipistrelles.