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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Pipistrellus > Species: Pipistrellus kuhlii

Kuhl's pipistrelle - Pipistrellus kuhlii (Kuhl, 1817)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 2016


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) (All species of Microchiroptera)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Microchiroptera except Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) Synonym for this species is listed in Appendix II of the Bonn Convention (CMS). See there for more details.
(Migratory species of Vespertilionidae)
Agreement on the conservation of Populations of European Bats. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (EUROBATS)


Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Belorobi netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bjelorubi šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Karlik Kuhla Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhl's pipistrelle English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhlflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhlinpikkulepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhls dwergvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhls fladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhls flagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego de Kuhl Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago de borde claro Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr jizní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistreli i Kuhlit Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrell ta' Kuhl Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrelle de Kuhl French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrello albolimbato Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vahemere nahkhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Weißrandfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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