Observations of a large colony of bats roosting in a church

Kenneth Sanderson, Gillian Napier, Greg Johnston

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    Abstract

    The nightly and seasonal activity patterns of a large colony of bats roosting in a country church are described. In summer 400-700 bats from two species southern freetail bat (Mormopterus sp. 4) and chocolate wattled bat (Chalinolobus morio)-left the roost beginning around civil twilight. Bats emerged at a rate of up to 40-50min-1, and took 30min or longer to clear the roost.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-163
    Number of pages3
    JournalAustralian Mammalogy
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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