Bat assemblage of an old pastured oak woodland (Gavurky Protected Area, central Slovakia)

  • Kaňuch P
  • Ceľuch M
  • Kanuch P
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Here we summarize composition and analyze structure of bat assemblage in pastured wo- odland (200–300 years old oaks) of Gavurky Protected Area. Non-systematic data collection (from April to September 2001–2007) used mainly mist-netting, supplemented by harp-trapping and sporadically by bat-detectors. Altogether, 12 bat species and 432 individuals were recorded in the area. The most frequently mist-netted species (n=288) were N. noctula (67.9%), M. nattereri (57.1%), N. leisleri (53.6%), M. bechsteinii (50%) and B. barbastellus (39.3%). Tree-dwelling species were faithful to their area after two or even four years (n=333 banded bats). In total 19 tree roosts of M. bechsteinii (n=7), N. noctula (6), N. leisleri (4), M. nattereri (1), B. barbastellus (1) and P. auritus (1) were found there, including maternity roosts of M. bechsteinii, M. nattereri, N. leisleri and B. barbastellus.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Bats
  • Protected area
  • bat
  • mist-netting
  • tree-hollows
  • trees
  • woodland

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  • Peter Kaňuch

  • Martin Ceľuch

  • Peter Kanuch

  • M Celuch

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