Fishing and echolocation behavior of the greater bulldog bat, Noctilio leporinus, in the field

@article{Schnitzler2004FishingAE,
  title={Fishing and echolocation behavior of the greater bulldog bat, Noctilio leporinus, in the field},
  author={H. Schnitzler and E. Kalko and I. Kaipf and A. Grinnell},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={327-345}
}
  • H. Schnitzler, E. Kalko, +1 author A. Grinnell
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • When hunting for fish Noctilio leporinus uses several strategies. In high search flight it flies within 20–50 cm of the water surface and emits groups of two to four echolocation signals, always containing at least one pure constant frequency (CF) pulse and one mixed CF-FM pulse consisting of a CF component which is followed by a frequency-modulated (FM) component. The pure CF signals are the longest, with an average duration of 13.3 ms and a maximum of 17 ms. The CF component of the CF-FM… CONTINUE READING

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