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Echolocation - With Practice, Anyone Can Learn It
2013-08-30 04:23:17

Humans can learn to use echolocation to navigate and to find objects, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the biology journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Bat Virus A 100-Percent Genetic Match To Human MERS
2013-08-22 06:58:15

Researchers have discovered the first concrete evidence of animal to human transmission, a correlation that could have strong implications in finding a cure, or at least a vaccine, for MERS coronavirus in humans.

2013-08-19 14:56:48

The larger the moth, the better hearing senses it needs if it wants to avoid its worst enemy, the bat.

Bat Origin Of MERS-CoV Virus
2013-07-24 15:16:47

Researchers say that they have found a virus in the feces of a South African bat that is more genetically similar to Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) than any other known virus.

Moths Use Hearing Differently When Picking Up Mating Calls
2013-07-08 14:30:46

A joint team of Japanese and Danish researchers has found various moth species taking Salt-n-Pepa's suggestion to the next level -- talking about sex in a variety of ways.

Moths Jam Bat Echolocation Systems
2013-07-05 09:04:09

"Hawkmoths have evolved different ways of avoiding bats - I can’t even explain how amazing this system is, it is just fascinating," said one researcher.

UK Team Uses Echolocation To Produce Highly Detailed Bat Maps
2013-07-03 12:42:13

Using over 15,000 recordings of echolocation sounds gathered from across the UK countryside, researchers from the University of Leeds have rendered the most detailed, large-scale maps of bat distribution in northern England.

Bechstein's Bat Is Forest Specialist
2013-05-28 15:54:23

A new study sheds a little light on the origins of the Bechstein's bat, which tends to be thought of as a Euro-Siberian species.


Latest Bat Reference Libraries

Greater mouse-eared bat, Myotis myotis
2013-10-11 08:16:26

The greater mouse-eared bat is primarily found throughout Europe. It weighs about 1.6 ounces, has a wingspan of 14-18 inches and its body is 3-3.5 inches long. The Greater mouse-eared bat has a medium brown upper-body and a greyish belly. This species of bat does not use echolocation for hunting but rather catches its prey from the ground and water surfaces, a process known as gleaning. It finds its prey by listening for the noises that these animals usually make. Its menu consists of...

Brandt’s Bat, Myitus brandtii
2013-10-11 08:07:41

The Brandt’s bat has a large population in northwest of England but is endangered in Austria. The Brandt’s Bat has shaggy brown fur with a pale grey belly. This bat is not a large bat and weighs less than half an ounce and measures up to two inches long. Its wingspan is more than triple its body length at 7.5 to 9.5 inches. Brandt’s bat eats only insects (insectivorous) and is not blind. However, echolocation is used for “night-vision,” so that while hunting at night it does...

Lesser mouse-eared bat, Myotis blythii
2013-09-27 10:50:24

Populations have been found in southern Europe, southern central Europe and southwestern Asia. The lesser mouse-eared bat is a very social species therefore they travel and remain in groups rather than individually. These groups can be as large as 500 bats and could be mixed with the greater mouse-eared bat. Their feeding habitats are scrub areas, grasslands, farmland, and some gardens. It eats grass crickets and cockchafers. These insects are hunted by the lesser mouse-eared bat while...

Azores noctule, Nyctalus azoreum
2013-09-18 15:49:27

This species is a red listed endangered species. The Azores noctule bat lives in the dry forests of the Portugal islands known as the Azores. The endangerment of this species is directly connected to the loss of their habitat caused my human growth. The three primary habitats are haollow trees, caves, and buildings. The Azores noctule bat is a subspecies to the lesser noctule and the genetic differences are very minimal. The Azores bat is smaller in weight as well as length. The Azores also...

Greater noctule bat, Nyctalus lasiopterus
2013-09-18 15:41:29

The greater noctule bat is found in Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. This species of bat is a tree-dweller and roosts in high, hollow, deciduous trees year round. However, the greater noctule bat will roost in pine trees if there is a shortage of hollow trees. This bat chooses a roosting spot by characteristics of a tree more than type of tree; such as, decaying and high off the ground. Females will be found primarily in warmer climates that are ideal for fetal growth and milk production....

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