Echolocation by free-tailed bats (Tadarida)

  title={Echolocation by free-tailed bats (Tadarida)},
  author={James A. Simmons and William A. Lavender and B. A. Lavender and James Emory Childs and K. Hulebak and M. R. Rigden and J. Sherman and B. Woolman and Michael J. O'Farrell},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
The echolocation of bats in the genusTadarida is highly adaptive to different acoustic conditions. These bats use different types of sonar signals with a diversity usually observed in comparisons across families of bats.Tadarida brasiliensis andT. macrotis search for airborne prey in open, uncluttered spaces using narrow-band, short CF signals with no FM components. They add broadband FM components while dropping the CF components when approaching or capturing prey. Only one harmonic is present… CONTINUE READING
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