The Communication Role of Echolocation Calls in Vespertilionid Bats
It has been demonstrated by playback presentations that some bats exploit the echolocation calls of conspecifics in a communication mode (Barclay 1982; Leonard and Fenton 1984). Barclay’s (1982) study showed that Myotis lucifugus responded positively to the calls of conspecifics, artificial representations of same, and the calls of the sympatric Eptesicus fuscus.
KeywordsSilent Period Stimulus Period Echolocation Call Artificial Representation Stimulus Half
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