European free-tailed bat fur is short and even; the upper surface is greyish black, with a brownish shine, and the underside is paler in color. Their ears and wing membranes are black and have an unpleasant smell to them.
They emerge during dusk and fly to a great height with a direct and swift flight, unlike other bat species that exhibit sudden twists and turns. They feed on insects caught in the flight and rarely need to drink water, but when they do, they will fly over the surface of a river or lake and scoop some water. Females eat more and are more aggressive while hunting than males.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic / Monomorphic (size)
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No