Lundy Bat list

Small bats are occasionally seen on Lundy and are assumed to be one of the two commonest Pipistrelle species (Common Pipistrelle or Soprano Pipistrelle). The deployment of two automated bat detectors (Batcorders) in 2014 and 2015 by Geoff Billington and Tereza Rush, and the subsequent analysis of their recordings has revelealed a much greater diversity of species than previously assumed. Their results revealed two species not considered resident in the UK (Kuhl's and Savi's Pipistrelles). Peak activity was between mid-August and mid-September.

List alphabetically by common nameList alphabetically by scientific name

    • Greater horseshoe bat  Rhinolophus ferrumequinum Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Common Pipistrelle  Pipistrellus pipistrellus  
    • Soprano Pipistrelle  Pipistrellus pygmaeus Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Nathusius’ Pipistrelle  Pipistrellus nathusii Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Savi's Pipistrelle  Pipistrellus savii Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Kuhl’s Pipistrelle  Pipistrellus kuhlii Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Whiskered/Brandt's Bat  Myotis mystacinus/brandtii Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Alcathoe bat  Myotis alcathoe Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Barbastelle  Barbastella barbastellus Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Common Noctule  Nyctalus noctula Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 
    • Brown/Grey Long-eared Bat  Plecotus sp. Detected during 2014/15 Batcorder survey 

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