Public appreciation of the ecological value and remarkable biological adaptations of bats is rapidly changing. Bat-watching is one of the world's fastest growing specialist wildlife interests, and bat conservation groups have sprung up all over the world. This book was written to raise public awareness of bats in southern Africa, and to dispel some popular myths about them. It provides the prospective bat-watcher with both an authoritative species identification guide and a practical handbook. Bats of Southern Africa contains species accounts for all the region's 74 species of bats, with descriptions and diagnostic features as well as information on habitat, social and roosting habits, diet, reproduction, echolocation call, distribution and conservation status. Superb photographs by world bat expert Dr. Merlin D. Tuttle and illustrations by Christeen Grant are supplemented by distribution maps and sonograms of ultrasound echolocation.For species listed in the 7996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the category of threat is given. ... CLASSIFICATION AND MORPHOLOGICAL TERMS Taxonomists use a hierarchy of names to classify all living organisms, from kingdom ... Keys consist of a sequence of a#39;coupletsa#39; (two-choice questions) which are followed systematically from top to bottom. Depending on your answer to each question, you are either directed to another couplet, or given your final answer as to theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Bats of Southern Africa|
|Author||:||Peter John Taylor|
|Publisher||:||University of Kwazulu Natal Press - 2000|