It features a description of each bat species found in Australia, as well as a section on bat myths. The book is enhanced by stunning colour photographs from Steve Parish, most of which have never been seen before.
Author: Steve Parish
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
To hold a little microbat in your hand, its body the size of the end of your thumb, is nothing but astounding. Its head is nearly the size of a man’s fingernail, its tiny ears are twitching as it struggles to get free, and then it bares its teeth to try and scare you into letting it go. Inside that tiny head is a powerhouse of information. Some of our little bats know the entire landscape of our east coast, and can pinpoint a cave entrance in dense forest 500 km from its last home. When they get there they know what to do – where to forage, which bat to mate with and how to avoid local predators. A Natural History of Australian Bats uncovers the unique biology and ecology of these wonderful creatures. It features a description of each bat species found in Australia, as well as a section on bat myths. The book is enhanced by stunning colour photographs from Steve Parish, most of which have never been seen before.
This work covers issues such as descriptions of Australia's 13 species of flying foxes and blossom bats, their physiology of flight, ecology, diet and behaviour, and management of populations.
Author: Leslie S. Hall
Publisher: UNSW Press
Sometimes kept as family pets, flying foxes are much beloved in Australia. Issues covered include descriptions of Australia's 13 species of flying foxes and blossom bats, their physiology of flight, ecology, diet and behaviour, and management of populations.
This book comprehensively reviews what we presently know about Australia's caves including the varieties of cave types and how they form, cave fauna, fossils, Aboriginal relics and decorations in caves, and a history of cave exploration and ...
Author: Elery Hamilton-Smith
Publisher: UNSW Press
Caves are exciting places to visit, whether you are a tourist, a sporting caver or a scientist in one of the many disciplines which use caves as natural laboratories. This book comprehensively reviews what we presently know about Australia's caves including the varieties of cave types and how they form, cave fauna, fossils, Aboriginal relics and decorations in caves, and a history of cave exploration and cave science in Australia.
67 68 69 Australian Bat Society, 'Flying Foxes in Melbourne', www.ausbats.org.
au, 2 June 2015. As with most ... 4 Greg Richards and Les Hall, A Natural History of Australian Bats: Working the Nightshift (Collingwood, Victoria, 2012), p. 109.
Author: Tessa Laird
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Bats have been maligned in the West for centuries. Unfair associations with demons have seen their leathery wings adorn numerous evil characters, from the Devil to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. But these amazing animals are ecological superheroes. Nectar-feeding bats pollinate important crops like agave; fruit-eating bats disperse seeds and encourage reforestation; and insect-eating bats keep down mosquito populations and other pests, saving agricultural industries billions of dollars. Ranging in size from a bumblebee to creatures with a wingspan the length of an adult human, found on all continents except Antarctica, and displaying extraordinary abilities like echolocation—a built-in sonar system that enables many bats to navigate in the dark—these incredibly diverse mammals are as surprising as they are misunderstood. In Bat, Tessa Laird challenges our preconceptions as she combines fascinating facts of bat biology with engaging portrayals of bats in mythology, literature, film, popular culture, poetry, and contemporary art. She also provides a sobering reminder of the threats bats face worldwide, from heatwaves and human harassment to wind turbines and disease. Illustrated with incredible photographs and artistic representations of bats from many different cultures and eras, this celebration of the only mammals possessing true flight will enthrall batty fans, skeptics, and converts alike.
Devonshire. 28. R. ferrum-equinum, the Larger Horseshoe-Bat. England and
Turin. 29. R. megaphyllus, the Large-Leaved Horseshoe-Bat Australia. 30. R.
morio, the Black Horseshoe-Bat. Singapore. 31. R. tragalus, Nepaul Horseshoe- Bat.
Some Classic Books About Bats Allen, Glover M. Bats: Biology, Behavior and
Folklore. ... Griffin, Donald R. Listening in the Dark: The Acoustic Orientation of
Bats and Men. ... A Natural History of Australian Bats: Working the Night Shift.
Author: M. Brock Fenton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Presents a guide to what scientists know about bats, detailing their origins, evolution, diet, habitat, reproductive process, and social structure, and offers a discussion of echolocation and these mammals' role in the ecosystem.
Hall 1. and Richards G. Flying foxes: Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia. Australian Natural History Scries, ed. Dawson TJ, 2000 ... Mickleburg S, Hutson A
and Racey R Old World Fruit Bats: an action plan for their conservation. 1992,
It is also giving us our first good look at the history of bats on this continent, a
group that makes up approximately 23 per cent of our modern, terrestrial, native
mammal fauna. Bats are the most common animals in the Riversleigh fossil
CHAPTER III THE BATS THESE curious , mouse - like , winged creatures abound
all the world over , where the proper food is supplied , fruit for the Flying Foxes ,
insects for the rest ; and Australia is no exception . If they are scarce in ...
For a discussion of these reasons we refer the readers to Tropical Queensland ,
volume I in A NATURAL HISTORY OF ... The bat nursery at Mt. Etna's caves
would certainly have gone as may the turtle breeding ground near Bundaberg .
We especially enjoyed the visits of whiptail wallabies to our campsites in Queensland , and in Tasmania we were ... are true rats and mice ( for Australia
does harbor quite a few nonmarsupials , though of only two groups : rodents and bats ) .
Author: Howard Ensign Evans
Category: Natural history
In addition to lavish coverage on plants and animals, there is information given on the aborigines and the history and geography of Australia.
Annual variability in body fat content in numerous Neotropical bats , including A.
jamaicensis , has been reported ( McNab , 1976 ... Although similar results have
been reported for Australian bats ( Muller and Baldwin , 1978 ) , extremely high ...
Author: Charles Overton Handley
Publisher: Smithsonian Books (DC)
Category: Artibeus jamaicensis
This volume summarizes the only intensive, long-term study conducted on the local distribution, abundance, and natural history of the Common Fruit Bat.
Release on 1984 | by American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History ... An analysis of geographic ranges of Australian vertebrates ( other than fish ) is in progress and a report on the general
theory of range size ... He paid particular attention to further work on systematics
and distributions of Australian bats , additional records and summation of recent ...
Release on 1958 | by Danske Rennellekspedition, 1951
Scientific Results of the Danish Rennell Expedition, 1951, and the British
Museum (Natural History) Expedition, 1953 ... to Indo-Australian species. - Bull.
Amer. Mus. nat. Hist., 78 : 353–395, figs. 1-5. – 1941 a. Notes on Vespertilionid Bats.
REFERENCES ANDERSEN , K . , 1909 : On the Fruit - Bats of the Genus
Dobsonia . ... with special reference to Indo - Australian species . - Bull . Amer .
Mus . nat . Hist . , 78 : 353 - 395 , figs . 1 - 5 . - 1941 a : Notes on Vespertilionid Bats .
Release on 1981 | by American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History ... There are about 51 species of bats
known from the tropical parts of Australia . ... New Guinea has been an important
source area for tropical Australian bats , particularly those confined to the Cape
Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 45: 103–208 Hill, J.E.
& Francis, C. (1984). New bats ... Two approaches to zoogeography : a study
based upon the distribution of butterflies, birds and bats in the Indo-Australian
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY SERIES Series Editor: Professor Terence J.
Dawson The function of this series of ... New Guinea, Mike Augee & Brett Gooden
Illustrated by Anne Musser Flying Foxes, Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia by ...
Author: Anne Kerle
Publisher: UNSW Press
Possums are familiar to many Australians, often taking up residence in our gardens and homes. It is the Common Brushtail Possum, the most abundant and widespread species, which most people know, but this is the first book devoted to describing the natural history of the 'larger' possums of Australia, the 13 species belonging to the Brushtail and Ringtail families, including the Greater Glider and the Cuscus.