Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland
The authors start with an overview of the species of bats in Britain and Ireland, and then introduce us to communication within the social world of bats. Referencing the latest research, the authors explore how these calls can be classified according to their structure, and in many cases the context in which the calls are thought to be emitted, and addresses aspects of survey methodology to be considered by those studying social calls. This leads on to the analysis of calls, detailing the specific methods used and parameters commonly measured by researchers. The final and main chapter introduces the 23 species covered in the book giving each a detailed profile including: habitat preferences, typical roosting locations, roost emergence times, mating strategies and maternity behaviour. Each species profile includes what is known about the social calls for that species and this text is supported by colour sonograms (created using Pettersson BatSound V4.1) of most of the calls discussed. Each sonogram is linked to a wav sound file (Time Expansion x10) within the downloadable library. The sound files allow the reader to hear, as well as see, the calls produced using any bat sound analysis software that supports the wav format.
- ISBN: 9781907807978
- Author(s): Neil Middleton, Andrew Froud, Keith French
- Stock Code: 7807978
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations, Tables
- Pages: 200
- Published: 2014
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