flittermouse


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flittermouse

(ˈflɪtəˌmaʊs)
n, pl -mice
(Animals) a dialect name for bat21
[C16: translation of German Fledermaus; see flitter, mouse]
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Pipistrelle Bat-the smallest and most common of Britain's 14 bat species:Aka: Pipistrellus pipistrellus Length: 5cm Wingspan: 25cm Weight: 9g Eats: Small flying insects Lives: In woodlands, wetlands, grasslands, parks and gardens Flight: Its jerky, erratic flight, flickering its wings rapidly as it chases prey, gave rise to the ancient name for bats - flittermouse