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Transcontinental 2200 km migration of a Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii) across Europe (2021)

Alcalde, J. T., Jiménez, M., Brila, I., Vintulis, V., Voigt, C. C., & Pētersons, G. (2021). Transcontinental 2200 km migration of a Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii) across Europe. Mammalia, 85(2), 161-163. https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2020-0069

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All authors or editorsAlcalde, Juan Tomás; Jiménez, Montserrat; Brila, Ilze; Vintulis, Viesturs; Voigt, Christian C.; Pētersons, Gunārs

Journal or seriesMammalia



Publication year2021

Publication date20/10/2020


Issue number2

Pages range161-163

PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH

Publication countryGermany

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74500

Additional informationShort note.


A male Pipistrellus nathusii ringed in Pape Natural Park (S Latvia) in August 2015 was recovered recently dead in Pitillas’ Lagoon Natural Reserve (N Spain) in March 2017. At 2224 km in SSW direction, this is the first documented bat migration between these countries and worldwide the longest migration record of a bat. We also report other observations of this species in autumn in Northern Spain, suggesting that the Iberian Peninsula may be an important wintering area for Nathusius’ pipistrelles. Conservation measures should be agreed on by countries along the migration routes to improve the protection of this species.

Keywordsanimal migrationbats (mammals)Vespertilionidaewintering

Free keywordsbats; animal migration; bat migration; Latvia; Spain; Pipistrellus nathusii

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

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