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Social Calls, Distress Calls and Feeding Buzzes of European Bats



Species Call
type
Recording site Recordist Original Noise reduced version Synthe
-sized version
Barbastella barbastellus S France Danielle Linton save save save
Barbastella barbastellus D Great Britain Jon Russ save save
Barbastella barbastellus D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Eptesicus nilssonii D Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Eptesicus nilssonii S Norway Tore Chr Michaelsen save
Eptesicus nilssonii S roost Norway Kjell Isaksen save
Eptesicus serotinus D Great Britain Jon Russ save
Miniopterus schreibersii D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Myotis bechsteinii D Great Britain Jon Russ save save
Myotis bechsteinii D Great Britain Jon Russ save save
Myotis bechsteinii S juv Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Myotis bechsteinii S synthesized save
Myotis bechsteinii D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Myotis brandtii D Great Britain Jon Russ save save
Myotis capaccinii D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Myotis dasycneme D Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Myotis dasycneme D Germany Matthias Göttsche save
Myotis daubentonii D Great Britain Jon Russ save
Myotis daubentonii D Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Myotis daubentonii S roost Norway Kjell Isaksen save
Myotis daubentonii S roost Norway Kjell Isaksen save
Myotis myotis D Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Myotis myotis S juv Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Myotis myotis D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Myotis mystacinus D Great Britain Jon Russ save save
Myotis mystacinus D Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Myotis nattereri S Great Britain Danielle Linton save save save
Myotis nattereri D Great Britain Jon Russ save
Nyctalus leisleri S Great Britain Danielle Linton save save save
Nyctalus leisleri S juv Germany Guido Pfalzer save
Nyctalus leisleri S juv Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Nyctalus leisleri D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Nyctalus noctula F Germany Raimund Specht save
Nyctalus noctula S Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Nyctalus noctula S Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Nyctalus noctula D Germany Matthias Göttsche save
Nyctalus noctula D Germany Ulf Rahmel save
Pipistrellus kuhlii S Spain Guido Pfalzer save save
Pipistrellus kuhlii S Spain Guido Pfalzer save save
Pipistrellus nathusii S Ireland Jon Russ save save
Pipistrellus nathusii S Germany Guido Pfalzer save
Pipistrellus nathusii D Germany Matthias Göttsche save
Pipistrellus pipistrellus S Germany Raimund Specht save save save
Pipistrellus pipistrellus S Great Britain Danielle Linton save save save
Pipistrellus pipistrellus F Germany Raimund Specht save
Pipistrellus pipistrellus S Great Britain Jon Russ save save
Pipistrellus pipistrellus S juv Germany Guido Pfalzer save
Pipistrellus pygmaeus F Germany Raimund Specht save
Pipistrellus pygmaeus S Great Britain Jon Russ save save
Pipistrellus pygmaeus S Great Britain Jon Russ save save
Pipistrellus pygmaeus S Germany Guido Pfalzer save
Pipistrellus pygmaeus S juv Germany Guido Pfalzer save
Pipistrellus pygmaeus D Germany Matthias Göttsche save
Plecotus auritus D Germany Matthias Göttsche save
Plecotus austriacus D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Rhinolophus blasii D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Rhinolophus euryale D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Rhinolophus ferrumequinum D Great Britain Jon Russ save
Rhinolophus hipposideros D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Rhinolophus mehelyi D Bulgaria Matthias Göttsche save
Vespertilio murinus S Germany Guido Pfalzer save save
Vespertilio murinus S Germany Raimund Specht save
The noise-reduced and re-synthesized file versions were created in Avisoft-SASLab Pro.

Call Types : 'S' = social (advertizing) call , 'D' = distress call, 'F' = feeding buzz

Download the desired .wav files by right-clicking at the disk icon and select the popup menu item "Save Link As..." or download the ZIP archive.

These bat call recordings can be played through the Avisoft-UltraSoundGate Player BL Light and Pro products and are intended to lure bats for scientific purposes. Note that playing back these soundfiles in the field for attracting wild bats requires an official license or permit issued by the local nature conservation authorities!

All recordings are copyrighted by the individuals mentioned on the column titled 'Recordist'. If you wish to use these recordings for other purposes than playback through the Avisoft-UltraSoundGate Player or Avisoft-RECORDER software, you are requested to ask these individuals for permission.

If you wish to contribute your own (time-expanded) recordings to this public bat call resource, please contact infobatcalls.com.


Links



Avisoft Bioacoustics bat sound recordings

ecoObs provides reference echolocation calls of various European bats


Further Reading / Literaturhinweise



Gerald G. Carter, Mark D. Skowronski, Paul A. Faure and Brock Fenton: Antiphonal calling allows individual discrimination in white-winged vampire bats. Animal Behaviour. 2008.

Dina K. N. Dechmann, Silke L. Heucke, Luca Giuggioli, Kamran Safi, Christian C. Voigt and Martin Wikelski: Experimental evidence for group hunting via eavesdropping in echolocating bats. Proceedings of the Royal Society. 2009.

Erin Gillam: Eavesdropping by bats on the feeding buzzes of conspecifics. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2007.

Joanna Furmankiewicz, J. Ruczynski, R. Urban, G. Jones: Social Calls Provide Tree-dwelling Bats with Information about the Location of Conspecifics at Roosts . Ethology. 2011.

David A. Hill and Frank Greenaway: Effectiveness of an acoustic lure for surveying bats in British woodlands (Sussex AutoBat system). Mammal Review. Mammal Society/Blackwell Publishing. 2005.

Gloriana Chaverri, Erin H. Gillam and Maarten J. Vonhof: Social calls used by a leaf-roosting bat to signal location. Biology Letters. 2010.

Guido Pfalzer: Inter- und intraspezifische Variabilität der Soziallaute heimischer Fledermausarten. Mensch & Buch. 2002. ISBN 3898203530.

Jon Russ, P. A. Racey and G. Jones: Intraspecific responses to distress calls of the pipistrelle bat, Pipistrellus pipistrellus. Animal Behaviour. 1998.

Jon Russ and P. A. Racey: Responses of soprano pipistrelles, Pipistrellus pygmaeus, to their experimentally modified distress calls. Animal Behaviour. 2004.

Jon Russ, P. A. Racey and G. Jones: Interspecific responses to distress calls in bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae): a function for convergence in call design?. Animal Behaviour. 2003.

Jon Russ and P. A. Racey: Species-specificity and individual variation in the song of male Nathusius’ pipistrelles (Pipistrellus nathusii). Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 2007.

Reinald Skiba: Europäische Fledermäuse. Westarp Wissenschaften. 2009. ISBN 3894329076.

Jon Russ: British Bat Calls: A Guide to Species Identification. Pelagic Publishing. 2012. ISBN 190780725X.


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last modified on 07 February 2013

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