When bats are boxing: aggressive behaviour and communication in male Seba's short-tailed fruit bat

@article{Fernandez2014WhenBA,
  title={When bats are boxing: aggressive behaviour and communication in male Seba's short-tailed fruit bat},
  author={Ahana Aurora Fernandez and Nicolas J. Fasel and Mirjam Kn{\"o}rnschild and Heinz Richner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2014},
  volume={98},
  pages={149-156}
}
Aggressive behaviours have an important impact on the social organization of animals and on the social status of individuals, especially in gregarious species. Agonistic interactions between territory holders are essential to set and reinforce territorial borders. Additionally, agonistic displays are used to demonstrate ownership of a territorial site and may indicate social status of the signaller. Between neighbouring territory owners, dynamic borders require frequent interactions. In daily… Expand

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