Report 478
Grey long-eared bat surveillance 2012
(2012)
Barlow, K.E. and Briggs, P.A.
This report explains how a non-invasive sampling method and DNA analysis of droppings helped to improve our knowledge of grey long-eared bat distribution in the UK

Summary

Grey long-eared bat ©Hugh Clark BCT
The grey long-eared bat Plecotus austriacus is considered to be one of the rarest bat species in the UK. It may be under-recorded due to the difficulty of separating it from the more common and widespread brown long-eared bat  P. auritus. This report explains how a non-invasive sampling method and DNA analysis of its droppings in certain target areas, helped to improve our knowledge of grey long-eared bat distribution across its UK range.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ISSN 0963 8901
 
Please cite as: Barlow, K.E. and Briggs, P.A., (2012), Grey long-eared bat surveillance 2012, JNCC Report 478, ISSN 0963 8901