Common bent-wing bat

© F. Launette


This bat lives in caves throughout the year. It has a rounded forehead, a very short snout and very small triangular ears. At night, it can travel several tens of kilometres to hunt. It flies quickly, up to 60km/hour, enabling it to capture prey such as moths, mosquitoes and beetles, as it flies with its mouth open.

Scientific name

Miniopterus schreibersii

Where can you see it?

  • Natural habitats: Rocky habitats

Did you know?

This bat hibernates on the roof of caves from which hangs with its head down, liking to rest whilst clustered together with its peers to keep warm. They form colonies that can exceed 2000 individuals per square meter!

Conservation stake



  • Human disturbance

How can I help to protect it?

  • I do not enter caves
  • I respect the areas that are protected