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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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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.
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Nathusius' pipistrelles weigh between 6 and 15g and are about the size of a human thumb.
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Pipistrelles are among the smallest of bats and Burton is the smallest of the pipistrelles.
Little pipistrelles go for small flies, midges and mosquitoes and can catch as many as 3,000 in one night.
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.
In some cases, they carried the Pipistrelles out of the cave in their beaks and ate them on nearby trees.
A survey in 2007 for Wealden District Council found signs of protected long-eared bats and pipistrelles at the buildings in Heathfield, East Sussex.