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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2000

Authors: Fenton, MB; Vonhof, MJ; Bouchard, S; Gill, SA; Johnston, DS; Reid, FA; Riskin, DK; Standing, KL; Taylor, JR; Wagner, R

Title: Roosts used by Sturnira lilium (Chiroptera : Phyllostomidae) in Belize.

Source: Biotropica (32), 4 729-733.



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Wagner Richard


Abstract:
Between 9 and 22 January 1999, radio-tracking revealed that nine Sturnira lilium (seven females, one lactating, and two males) used hollow trees (N = 5), vine tangles (N = 2), or the bases of palm fronds (N = 1) as day roosts near Lamanai in Belize over 43 roost days. The hats roosted in hollows of four tree species, and the roost entrances ranged from 2.0 to 7.9 m above the ground. Radio-ragged individuals returned to the same roosts day after day with the exception of a subadult female that used at least three day roosts over the course of the study. In their day roosts, S. lilium were inconspicuous, difficult to flush, and easily overlooked. Radio-tagged bats usually roosted alone and emerged significantly later than bars without radio tags.


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