The origins and diversity of bat songs

  title={The origins and diversity of bat songs},
  author={Michael S. Smotherman and Mirjam Kn{\"o}rnschild and Grace C. Smarsh and Kirsten Bohn},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Singing plays an important role in the social lives of several disparate bat species, but just how significant the behavior may be among bats generally is unknown. Recent discoveries suggest singing by bats might be surprisingly more diverse and widespread than anticipated, but if true then two questions must be addressed: firstly why has singing been so rarely documented among bats, and secondly do bats sing for the same reasons as songbirds? We address the first question by reviewing how… CONTINUE READING
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