Observations of the serotine bat Eptesicus serotinus (Schreber, 1774) in underground hibernacula of Slovenia

Authors

  • Primož Presetnik Center za kartografijo favne in flore, Antoličičeva ulica 1, SI-2204 Miklavž na Dravskem polju
  • Monika Podgorelec Center za kartografijo favne in flore, Antoličičeva ulica 1, SI-2204 Miklavž na Dravskem polju

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.16.1.59-63

Keywords:

Eptesicus serotinus, underground roosts, hibernation, Slovenia

Abstract

Eptesicus serotinus is rarely found hibernating in Slovenia. This article summarises data on all 18 recorded published and new field observations. Individual bats were found in the entrance parts of 11 caves, one in a cliff overhang, and one in a cellar. Bats were mostly resting in small crevices and less frequently hanging freely from ceiling or walls. In one case, E. serotinus was also found 40 cm deep in stone gravel. Temperatures near bats ranged from just below zero to approximately +5.5°C.

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30.06.2014

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Presetnik, P., & Podgorelec, M. (2014). Observations of the serotine bat Eptesicus serotinus (Schreber, 1774) in underground hibernacula of Slovenia. Natura Sloveniae, 16(1), 59-63. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.16.1.59-63

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