What is a noctule?

What is a noctule? Here are some definitions.

  1. A bat, of the genus Nyctalus, that lives in tree hollows.
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The noctule bat's wingspan can reach up to 19 inches, although, like all British varieties, it is totally harmless.
Greater noctule bats feed on nocturnal migrating passerines.
There are 18 species of bat in the UK ranging from the tiny pipistrelle to the noctule, which is still smaller than your hand.
Another example is the greater noctule bat, which can catch birds in flight.
In another European species, the noctule bat, no genetic evidence was found that could be interpreted as directional colonization and glacial-induced bottlenecks.
A similar strategy is adopted by the greater noctule bat, which preys on nocturnal passerine migrants.

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