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Fukui, Dai; Dewa, Hiroshi; Katsuta, Setsuko; Sato, Akiyoshi
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Bird predation by the birdlike noctule in Japan
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  • Journal of Mammalogy, 2013, Vol.94(3), p.657-661
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Abstract Evidence has recently emerged that migratory birds are among the prey taken by 2 large insectivorous bat species in Europe and India. This raises the question of whether large aerial-hawking bats in other temperate regions also make use of this food resource. We analyzed the diet of the birdlike noctule (Nyctalus aviator), one of the largest aerial-hawking bats in Japan, and found bird remains in pellets collected in spring, autumn, and early winter, but not in summer. Predation on birds may be a widespread behavior among large, fast-flying insectivorous bats in temperate regions. Our results would provide new perspectives on the ecological and evolutionary interactions between bats and birds.
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ISSN: 0022-2372
ISSN: 1545-1542
DOI: 10.1644/12-MAMM-A-172.1
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Carnivory, Diet, Fecal analysis, Japan, Migrating birds, <kwd>nyctalus aviator
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