Animal Communication, Behavioral Ecology, Bioacoustics, Echolocation
Social communication in the lesser long-nosed bat Leptonycteris yerbabuenae
Leptonycteris yerbabuenae is a medium-sized Phyllostomid bat that mainly feeds on nectar of flowers from cacti and agaves. In my Ph.D. thesis, I study their vocal communication behavior in different behavioral contexts. Therefore, I combine data from a captive colony in the laboratory with on-board recordings from the field.
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