Brown long-eared bats are medium-sized. Their ears are nearly as long as their body but not always obvious: when at rest they curl their ears back like rams’ horns, or tuck them away completely under their wings leaving only the pointed inner lobe of the ear (the tragus) visible. Brown long-eared bats feed in large gardens, along hedgerows, in parks and in woodlands.
Head & body length:
Average colony size:
Adults have light brown fur, pale underneath. Juveniles are greyish. Easily confused with the grey long-eared bat!
A common mammal
older buildings, barns, churches and trees
moths, beetles, flies, earwigs and spiders
can best be heard at 35kHz