Bat species discovered in Ulster

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Bat species discovered in Ulster

The British Isles have a new kind of bat. Scientists from Queen's University, Belfast have discovered a colony of Nathusius's pipistrelle roosting in a building in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Until now, bat experts had found only isolated individuals of the species in the British Isles and thought them to be migrants from the continent, but the Northern Ireland discovery shows they are residents. Nicholas Schoon

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