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    Author(s): Ara Monadjem; Tara Raabe; Brian Dickerson; Nova Silvy; Robert McCleery
    Date: 2010
    Source: South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 40(1): 73-76.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Roost use by African bats is poorly known, particularly for those using cavities in trees. Two sympatric species of Scotophilus were fitted with transmitters and tracked to their respective roosts in a natural savanna site in Swaziland. Both species roosted exclusively in trees, apparently preferring Combretum imberbe trees with large girths. The conservation of such roosting trees may be critical to the continued persistence of cavity-nesting insectivorous bats in African savannas.

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    Monadjem, Ara; Raabe, Tara; Dickerson, Brian; Silvy, Nova; McCleery, Robert. 2010. Roost use by two sympatric species of Scotophilus in a natural environment. South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 40(1): 73-76.

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    Keywords

    Scotophilus, roosts, Combretum imberbe, radio-tracking

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