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European free-tailed bat is a large strong bat. Fur on the upperparts of the body dense, soft, plush-like, long on neck, and paler on the underparts. Hairs extend onto wings and base of flight membrane. Ears large, rounded and broad. The inner sides of ear directed downwards, close to each other but tips disconnected. Wings very long, narrow, but not broad, vary in color from grayish-brown to black. Face distinctive with long, wrinkled muzzle. Upper lip with vertical fissures interspersed with short hairs. Tragus square with rounded angles and large antitragus. Feet strong, as long as half the tibia length. Tail long and extends beyond the flight membrane.