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Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 79–81 | Cite as

Behaviour of bats during a lunar eclipse

  • K. Usman
  • J. Habersetzer
  • R. Subbaraj
  • G. Gopalkrishnaswamy
  • K. Paramanandam
Article

Summary

The hunting activity of tropical bats was observed during a lunar eclipse at night. During the eclipse, the activity was significantly higher than before and after when the bright full moon was visible. The decrease of hunting activity in bright light is interpreted as a direct adaptation to the light conditions, whereas endogenous factors seem not to be involved. The possible role of predators feeding on bats is discussed.

Keywords

Light Condition Bright Light Full Moon Endogenous Factor Direct Adaptation 
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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Usman
    • 1
  • J. Habersetzer
    • 2
  • R. Subbaraj
    • 1
  • G. Gopalkrishnaswamy
    • 1
  • K. Paramanandam
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Animal Behaviour, School of Biological SciencesMadurai Kamaraj UniversityMaduraiIndia
  2. 2.Arbeitskreis Neuro-und RezeptorphysiologieZoologisches Institut der UniversitätFrankfurtFederal Republic of Germany

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