Differential responses to visual and acoustic cues during escape in the bat <ce:italic>Anoura geoffroyi</ce:italic>: Cue preferences and behaviour

@article{Chase1983DifferentialRT,
  title={Differential responses to visual and acoustic cues during escape in the bat <ce:italic>Anoura geoffroyi</ce:italic>: Cue preferences and behaviour},
  author={J N Chase},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1983},
  volume={31},
  pages={526-531}
}
Wild Anoura geoffroyi tested in their home cave can use either visual or acoustic cues to guide their escape from a Y-maze; but they selectively attend to the visual cue whenever possible. When orienting visually, bats choose to 'head for the light' which in a cave marks the exit. When forced to orient acoustically, bats select a closed runway and hang up to roost. With each of the six combinations of visual and acoustic cues tested, bats emit echolocation cries in most trials and indicate by… CONTINUE READING
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