Bat of the day 28 October (Bat week) – Particoloured bat
(Vespertilio murinus Linnaeus, 1758)
The bat of medium size, with a wingspan of 27-31 cm. Its long fur is unmistakably bicoloured: a dark brown base and silver white tips, lending this species a permanently ‘frosted’ look.
Rare species in the region. Lives mainly in people’s buildings. The species is migratory, for the winter, individuals migrate to the south and stay there for winter, but some individuals may remain on winter during the Kharkiv region.
As a rule, in Kharkiv there are 1-2 individuals of this species; during the winter of 2017 – 2018 five bicolored bats were rehabilitated.
Particoloured Bat, like other bat species in Ukraine, is included in the Red Data Book.