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Pipistrelle bats flit over a trout pond in Kent England, catching insects on a summer evening.



GELLERMAN: We leave you this week with Pipistrellus pipistrellus.

[BAT SOUNDS: Richard Ranft “Pipistrelle Bat” from Vanishing Wildlife: A Sound Guide To Britain’s Endangered Species (British Library Sound Archive 2006)]

GELLERMAN: Like all bats, these small fly-by-night mammals use echolocation to navigate and hunt for food. On this summer night, their haunt is a trout pond in Kent, England. Richard Ranft used a bat detector to record these frequent fliers for the British Library CD “Vanishing Wildlife, A Sound Guide to Britain’s Endangered Species.”




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