Variability of pipistrelle echolocation calls. Can bats, foraging in a group, change parameters of their signals ?
|Year of publication||2010|
|Type||Chapter of a book|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Description||We found that bats flying in a group modify the parameters of their echolocation signals according to the presence of other individuals of the same species. These differences can indicate jamming avoidance and recognition of own echoes. However, they did not change the parameters if individuals of another species were present. Social calls are more frequent when bats fly in a species-mixed group than in a monospecific group.|