First confirmations of the greater noctule bat Nyctalus lasiopterus (Schreber, 1780) presence in Slovenia after more than 85 years

Authors

  • Primož Presetnik Center za kartografijo favne in flore, Antoličičeva 1, SI-2204 Miklavž na Dravskem polju
  • Tea Knapič Center za kartografijo favne in flore, Antoličičeva 1, SI-2204 Miklavž na Dravskem polju

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.17.1.41-46

Keywords:

Nyctalus lasiopterus, foraging area, echolocation, Slovenia

Abstract

During a transect count using ultrasound detectors within the framework of the national bat monitoring scheme, three foraging Nyctalus lasiopterus were observed on 27. 6. 2014, and eventually confirmed by an analysis of their echolocation calls recorded in the forest clearing Šetinov laz near the hamlet of Leskova dolina close to Mt. Snežnik in southern Slovenia. The re-examination of recordings made at the same site during 15 other transect counts in the 2007–2014 period revealed that N. lasiopterus was also present there on 14. 10. 2013. These observations are the first confirmations of this rare species’ occurrence in over 85 years, and opens up questions about the regular presence of N. lasiopterus in Slovenia.

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30.06.2015

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Presetnik, P., & Knapič, T. (2015). First confirmations of the greater noctule bat Nyctalus lasiopterus (Schreber, 1780) presence in Slovenia after more than 85 years. Natura Sloveniae, 17(1), 41-46. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.17.1.41-46

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