Soprano Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus pygmaeus

The soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus), also known as the brown pipistrelle or the 55 kHz pipistrelle, is a species of vesper bat that was once classified with the common pipistrelle. The two species were separated when it was found that the soprano pipistrelle held a 55 kHz frequency call. Although the frequency difference in calls was the first reason for its distinction, the soprano pipistrelle was also found to have different habitats, food preferences, and a different range than the common pipistrelle. The soprano pipistrelle appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “least Concern.”

Image Caption: Soprano Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus). Credit: Magne Flåten/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus

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