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Any of various large insectivorous bats of the genus Nyctalus, found in Eurasia and North Africa and typically dwelling in the hollows of trees or in buildings.

[French, from Italian nottola, bat, owl, from Late Latin noctula, from Latin, diminutive of noctua, night owl; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]


(Animals) any of several large Old World insectivorous bats of the genus Nyctalus, esp N. noctula: family Vespertilionidae
[C18: probably from Late Latin noctula small owl, from Latin noctua night owl]
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This work will bring direct and indirect benefits for locally important species such as great-crested newt, water vole, brown long-eared bat, noctule bat, soprano pipistrelle bat, otter and a wide range of aquatic invertebrate species, delivering multiple benefits to both people and wildlife in the surrounding area.
Other common types include our biggest bat, the noctule, which is still smaller than the palm of your hand, and the brown long-eared bat, which has exceptional hearing.
Noctule will see Stefhan Caddick and Farm Hand - the solo project from Mark Daman Thomas of Welsh band Islet and founder of Shape Records - and the bats that inhabit the huge cave network at Eglwys Faen, a cave entrance set within the 400 miles of passages beneath former limestone quarry Llangattock Escarpement performing to just 15 people at a time.
Artist Stefhan Caddick, left, and Mark Daman Thomas of Islet and founder of Shape Records who will perform Noctule
They also saw a noctule bat - although they confirmed the activity was 'low level.
Contract Award Notice: This study aims to improve our understanding of the distribution and status of three of our rarer bat species considered to be at high risk from wind turbines, namely Leisler~s bat, noctule and Nathusius~ pipistrelle.
Flight performance, echolocation and foraging behaviour in noctule bats Nyctalus noctula.
Remarkably, the 253-bp gltA fragment of 1 of the Bartonella-like bacteria detected in minced heart tissue of a common noctule (Nyctalus noctule) (Cornwall-M451, AJ871615) yielded a 95.
There are currently five species of bat; Soprano Pipistrelle, Common Pipistrelle, Nathusius' Pipistrelle, Noctule and Serotine, the last two being new visitors to Heathrow.
There are 17 breeding species of bat in the UK, including the Common Pipistrelle (our commonest species), the Noctule (the largest British bat, although it would still fit into the palm of your hand
There are 18 species of bat in the UK ranging from the tiny pipistrelle to the noctule, which is still smaller than your hand.