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Brown long-eared bat
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[Photo] Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus). German Description: Braunes Langohr (Plecotus auritus). Photo by Mnolf. Location: Kauns, Tirol, Austria. Date: 10.06.2005
The brown long-eared bat or common long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) is a fairly large European bat. It has distinctive ears, long and with a distinctive fold. It hunts above woodland, often by day, and mostly for moths. It is extremely similar to the much rarer grey long-eared bat, and was only distinguished in the 1960s.
An adult Brown long-eared bat has a body length of 4.5-4.8 cm, a tail of 4.1-4.6 cm, and a wing length of 4-4.2 cm. The ears are 3.3-3.9 cm in length, and readily distinguish this from most other bat species. This species appears to prefer caves as roosting sites, but sometimes roosts in trees as well. It is found across northern Eurasia, from England and France to Korea and Japan.
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