The Acoustical Image of Fluttering Insects in Echolocating Bats

  • Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler
  • Dieter Menne
  • Rudi Kober
  • Klaus Heblich


The various species of bats analyze the acoustical parameters of their orientation sounds in order to detect and localize targets. Behavioral studies indicate that echolocation also enables bats to obtain information on other target features which they can use to distinguish different targets and perhaps even to identify behaviorally relevant targets (summarized in Schnitzler and Henson 1980).


Acoustical Image Angular Orientation Wing Movement Wingbeat Frequency Rhinolophus Ferrumequinum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler
  • Dieter Menne
  • Rudi Kober
  • Klaus Heblich
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl ZoophysiologieInstitut für Biologie IIITübingenF.R. Germany

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