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Hypsugo savii / Savi nin Cüce Yarasasi

Hypsugo savii / Savi nin Cüce Yarasasi
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Copyright: Guray Tayyar SIMSEK (gsimsek) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Canon 18-55 mm, Sandisk SD 2GB, 58 mm KENKO UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-14 2:36
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Points: 6
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Savi’s pipistrelle (Pipistrellus savii) is a widespread and common bat of Europe, Asia and northern Africa. It is a rather large member of the genus Pipistrellus, with long, thin ears, an elongated tragus and a tail that projects slightly from the tail membrane. The fur is fine and silky, being dark on the upperparts and pale on the underparts. The tail and wing membranes are blackish
Savi’s pipistrelle forages around open woodland, pasture and wetlands, but may also hunt around lights in rural towns and cities. It roosts in rock crevices, under bark, or in fissures in buildings. In Africa, it is mainly found in uplands and mountains, foraging over water and prairies.
Almost nothing is known about the biology or behaviour of Savi’s pipistrelle. However, other species within the genus Pipistrellus are known to roost in colonies numbering from around 30 to 100 individuals. Pipistrellus bats typically mate in the summer months, when females may form maternity roosts, and give birth to two young after a gestation period of around 50 days.


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nice face, :) TFS Ori

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-05-14 18:11]

Hello Guray
What a stunning shot of a rarely posted animal on TN. The shallow depth of field insists on the head of the bat with sharp details. A good composition and a perfect backdrop make this photo a beautiful one.

Beautiful portrait of Pipistrellus, one of the most misunderstood group of species. Thanks for sharing!!!

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