Behavioural response of the greater horseshoe bat to geographical variation in echolocation calls

@article{Lin2016BehaviouralRO,
  title={Behavioural response of the greater horseshoe bat to geographical variation in echolocation calls},
  author={Aiqing Lin and Heng Liu and Yang Chang and Guanjun Lu and Jiang Feng},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={70},
  pages={1765-1776}
}
The geographical variation in animals’ social acoustical signals can reduce recognition across populations and may thus promote assortative mating, reproductive isolation and speciation. However, the social consequences of geographical variation in acoustical signals serving an ecological function are poorly known. Bat echolocation calls are considered to have a dual function; they are used not only for orientation and foraging but also for communication. In this study, we studied the… CONTINUE READING