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Whiskered Bat

Another uncommon and little-known bat, the Whiskered is closely related to the Natterer's and Daubenton's. It shares their taste for wooded areas, particularly near water. it has a rapid, fluttering flight, and often flies along a regular "beat" over a hedgerow or at the edge of a woodland. Seen close up, the Whiskered has shaggy fur and a dark face and ears. It is probably the rarest of the bat species found in the Dublin region, although our bat detector surveys are beginning to suggest that it is more widespread than previously thought.

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