Responsiveness to conspecific distress calls is influenced by day-roost proximity in bats (Saccopteryx bilineata)

@inproceedings{Eckenweber2016ResponsivenessTC,
  title={Responsiveness to conspecific distress calls is influenced by day-roost proximity in bats (Saccopteryx bilineata)},
  author={Maria Eckenweber and Mirjam Kn{\"o}rnschild},
  booktitle={Royal Society open science},
  year={2016}
}
Distress calls signal extreme physical distress, e.g. being caught by a predator. In many bat species, distress calls attract conspecifics. Because bats often occupy perennial day-roosts, they might adapt their responsiveness according to the social relevance in which distress calls are broadcast. Specifically, we hypothesized that conspecific distress calls broadcast within or in proximity to the day-roost would elicit a stronger responsiveness than distress calls broadcast at a foraging site… CONTINUE READING