Nyctalus aviator

Bats in this family are also known as vesper or simple-nosed bats. Vespertilionidae is the most diverse and widely distributed of all bat families. They come in many forms and occupy a wide range of habitats. There are more than 300 species in this family and they are distributed on every continent on Earth except Antarctica.


Below are the species in the Vespertilionidae family that can be found in Kyoto and Shiga.


Click on the species to learn more about them.


The Island Bat Research Group (IBRG) is an international multi-disciplinary unit. It has been involved for several years in the research and conservation of endangered insular bats in Japan and other island countries.


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Picture featured on this website were shot by members of the group, but also by close friends and collaborators. Therefore, reuse of these pictures is subject to prior approval by the IBRG to insure proper credit can be given to authors.