Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Species : Nyctalus noctula


Keywords: hibernate

The Noctule is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the

Adult weight : 0.028 kg (0.0616 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 12 years

Female maturity :90 days

Male maturity : 455 days

Gestation : 60 days

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.005 kg (0.011 lbs)

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Facts about the noctule

Research Noctuidae NOCTULE The noctule (Nyctalus noctula) is the largest of the British bats, having a wing span of about 38 centimetres.

The Noctule bat (Nyctalus noctula) is one of the larges British species and is usually the first bat to appear in the evening, sometimes even before sunset. (Full text)

NOCTULE Nyctalus noctula, is now the largest British bat (since (Full text)

Nyctalus noctula is a regular winter visitor, usually observed in spring and autumn with exceptional sightings recorded between June and August.

Noctule is located at : 50 Gillygate, York, North Yorkshire YO31 7EQ.

Main Entry: noctule noctule is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)

Noctule BatNyctalus noctula Schreber, 1774 One of our largest British bats, the noctule is widespread in England, Wales and in southwest Scotland but absent in Ireland.

In continental Europe the Noctule is a well known migrant but apart from a few found in Orkney, Shetland and on North Sea oil rigs (well outside the normal range) such movements have not been recorded in Britain. (Full text)

bat (Nyctalus noctula) Weighing about 30 g, the noctule is thought to be the biggest native bat species next to the greater mouse-eared bat.

In case you were curious, the Noctule is one of the largest species of bat native to the UK

The greater noctule is one of the rarest and least-known mammals in Europe. (Full text)

Noctules are yellowish to dark brown and 5–10 cm (2–4 inches) long without the 3.

The common noctule bat is declining like all European bats, but the other European noctules are even rarer.

Although greater noctules are the largest bats in Europe, they weigh only 50 grams and probably prey on the smallest songbirds. (Full text)

Noctules are also noted for their early emergence from their daytime roosts, and, despite the dimness, it is still only 4pm.

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