Definition of mouse-eared bat in US English:

mouse-eared bat


  • another term for myotis
    • ‘The area around Miedzyrzecz itself is home to only a small all year round bat population, the biggest of these is a colony of mouse-eared bats, which breed in and around the village of Nietoperek.’
    • ‘The little brown bat is the smallest of the mouse-eared bat species, all belonging to the genus Myotis.’
    • ‘The animal, a young male greater mouse-eared bat, was found hibernating in Sussex, in southern England.’
    • ‘For example, mouse-eared bats use echolocation to detect airborne prey, but almost ‘switch off’ echolocation when detecting prey under leaf litter.’
    • ‘Only occasionally have greater mouse-eared bats been found in tree holes during hibernation.’
    • ‘Greater mouse-eared bats usually hang in great concentrations by the roof and choose warmer parts of caves.’
    • ‘This assumption is borne out by the fact that, in the vicinity of Nietoperek, only one relatively small breeding colony of mouse-eared bats is known, which returns each spring.’
    • ‘The Myotis or mouse-eared bats are a genus of small, plain brown bats and include the most common and numerous species in the country.’
    • ‘The researchers used mouse-eared bats for the study and recreated four artificial microhabitats, each mimicking foraging conditions faced by bats in nature.’
    • ‘The large mouse-eared bat eats insects caught in flight as well as beetles taken on the ground.’
    • ‘Food availability dictates the timing of parturition in insectivorous mouse-eared bats.’
    • ‘The greater mouse-eared bat is one of the largest bats in Europe, and females are larger than males.’
    • ‘On mainland Europe the greater mouse-eared bat is common in areas and known to travel over a 100 miles from summer to winter haunts.’
    • ‘In the early 1990s the greater mouse-eared bat became the first British mammal to become extinct since the wolf.’