Bat Calls of Britain and Europe
A Guide to Species Identification
- Identification guide to 44 species of bat currently known to occur throughout Europe.
- Contains 700 figures + maps + access to over 450 sound files.
- Calls described for both heterodyne and time expansion/full spectrum systems.
- bat calls
- bat detecting
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A comprehensive guide to the calls of 44 species of bat currently known to occur throughout Europe. Following on from the popular British Bat Calls by Jon Russ, this new book draws on the expertise of 42 authors to substantially update all sections and expands the book to inform sound analysis and species identification of all bats in Europe.
Aimed at volunteers and professional alike, topics include the basics of sound, echolocation in bats, an introduction to acoustic communication, equipment used and call analysis. For each species, detailed information is given on their distribution, emergence, flight and foraging behaviour, habitat, echolocation calls, including parameters of common measurements, and social calls.
Calls are described for both heterodyne and time expansion/full spectrum systems. A simple but comprehensive echolocation guide to all species is provided for beginners to allow them to analyse sequences of calls and arrive at the most likely species or species group. The book includes access to a downloadable library of over 450 calls presented in the species sections.
ReadershipEssential reading for ecologists, naturalists and researchers.
About the AuthorJon Russ first became interested in bats while completing undergraduate research into pipistrelle social calls as part of a degree in Zoology at the University of Aberdeen. This led to a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast investigating Northern Ireland’s bats. Jon has been involved in a wide variety of bat-related projects in both temperate and tropical areas. Jon is Director of Ridgeway Ecology Ltd, a specialist bat consultancy. After more than 25 years of involvement in bat research and conservation, he continues to be fascinated by these remarkable mammals.
- 432 pages
- 700 figures
- BISAC SCI070030, NAT019000, SCI020000
- BIC PSVM, WNCF, PSV, RNKH, PSAF