South Urals Federal Research Center of Mineralogy and Geoecology of the Urals Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
giant noctule

giant noctule

The list of species of mammals in the Chelyabinsk region 2019 g. I join a new type - giant noctule (Nyctalus lasiopterus). It is the largest in Europe, bat (a wingspan of up to 0,5 m). The Russian giant noctule inhabits deciduous forests the middle zone and the south of the European part. It found only in the spring and summer, and flies away for the winter in the South Caucasus and the South West Europe. It feeds on large insects, and according to some sources in its diet includes small birds and. View everywhere rare, therefore, included in the Red Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Red Book of the Russian Federation. In the South Urals is the second point of the form registration, made by scientists of the Ilmen Reserve YUUFNTS UB RAS. AT 2018 g. three giant vechornytsi were captured in the area of ​​the Republic of Bashkortostan Meleuz. The new find the species in the Chelyabinsk region (settlement. Uk, Asha district) It is the most eastern point of registration and Russia's largest accumulation of these animals (caught 26 эkz.).
A photo: Snit'ko VP. and Snit'ko LV.

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