British Bat Calls

A Guide to Species Identification

Author: Jon Russ

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing

ISBN: 1907807268

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 2673

Knowledge of bat echolocation and social calls, and identification using ultrasonic ‘bat detectors’ and sound analysis software, has grown significantly in the last decade. In this practical guide Jon Russ and contributors (Kate Barlow, Philip Briggs & Sandie Sowler) present the latest information in a clear and concise manner. The book covers topics including the properties of sound, how bats use sound, bat detectors and recording devices, analysis software, and call analysis. For each species found in the British Isles, information is given on distribution, emergence times, flight and foraging behaviour, habitat, echolocation calls including parameters for common measurements, and social calls. Calls are described in the context of the different technologies employed to record them (heterodyne, frequency division and time expansion). Various sonograms for each species are displayed in BatSound and AnaLookW. A species echolocation guide is included.

Bats of Britain and Europe

Author: Christian Dietz,Andreas Kiefer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935764

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 1063

This concise and definitive guide presents all 45 bat species that regularly occur in Europe (of which 17 are known to breed in the British Isles). The extensive introduction details the remarkable biology of bats and explores the latest findings in bat evolution, behaviour and echolocation. This is followed by in-depth species accounts covering life history, conservation status and identification, including echolocation characteristics, and complemented by accurate distribution maps, with the book illustrated throughout with superb colour photography. Suitable for beginners, students, professionals or conservationists alike, Bats of Britain and Europe is the authoritative field guide for bat watchers – an essential reference for every bat enthusiast. - Allows identification of families, genera and where possible species of all European bats - Illustrated throughout with almost 700 colour photographs - Packed with information on bat behaviour, ecology and conservation

Britain's Mammals

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland

Author: Dominic Couzens,Andy Swash,Robert Still,Jon Dunn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866030

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 9926

Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times—including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species. This easy-to-use book provides an introduction to the different types of mammal. Concise species accounts focus on identification and include up-to-date information on sounds, habitat, food, habits, breeding behaviour and population and status, as well as descriptions of key field signs—including tracks, droppings and nests—that give away the presence of mammals even when they are out of sight. In addition, guidance is provided on ways of studying and observing mammals—including small-mammal trapping, bat detecting and whale watching—as well as mammal conservation, legislation and further sources of useful information. Handy and informative, this guide is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Britain and Ireland. Comprehensive coverage of every mammal recorded in Britain and Ireland 500 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features Up-to-date distribution maps Detailed illustrations of tracks, dentition and other identification features Helpful tips for identifying tracks and other signs you may find in the field Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations Advice on finding and watching mammals

British Bat Calls

A Guide to Species Identification

Author: Jon Russ,Katherine Elisabeth Barlow

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9781907807251

Category: Bat sounds

Page: 204

View: 9077

Knowledge of bat echolocation and social calls, and identification using ultrasonic ‘bat detectors’ and sound analysis software, has grown significantly in the last decade. In this practical guide Jon Russ and contributors (Kate Barlow, Philip Briggs & Sandie Sowler) present the latest information in a clear and concise manner. The book covers topics including the properties of sound, how bats use sound, bat detectors and recording devices, analysis software, and call analysis. For each species found in the British Isles, information is given on distribution, emergence times, flight and foraging behaviour, habitat, echolocation calls including parameters for common measurements, and social calls. Calls are described in the context of the different technologies employed to record them (heterodyne, frequency division and time expansion). Various sonograms for each species are displayed in BatSound and AnaLookW. A species echolocation guide is included.

British Bats (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 93)

Author: John D. Altringham

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406037

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 4656

British Bats is a comprehensive account of the natural history of these fascinating animals, from their origins and evolution to their feeding habits and reproduction.

Identification

Investigation, Trial and Scientific Evidence

Author: Paul S. Bogan,Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 9781846612367

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 6669

Commercial Property Litigation is a new authoritative handbook for property litigators. It combines an analysis of the relevant substantive law and procedure with practical know-how focusing on common issues and problems faced by the property litigator.The authors' explanatory commentary is supported by expertly drafted precedents, checklists, and extracts from key pieces of legislation and procedural rules, which are contained on an accompanying CD-Rom providing easy access to these time-saving precedent materials.Commercial Property Litigation will ensure that practitioners can be confident of having the relevant knowledge and clear guidance on the practice and procedure on how to deal with these difficult subjects.

Field Guide to the Bats of the Amazon

Author: Adrià López-Baucells,Ricardo Rocha,Jorge Palmeirim,Paulo Bobrowiec

Publisher: Bat Biology and Conservation

ISBN: 9781784271657

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 7047

A species identification guide to the 160 species of bat described in the Amazon region, including a morphological identification key with stunning photographs and an acoustic key for Amazonian bats illustrated with the echolocation spectrogram of most species.

Britain's Spiders

A Field Guide

Author: Lawrence Bee,Geoff Oxford,Helen Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088506X

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 5277

Britain’s Spiders is a photographic guide to all 37 of the British families, focussing on spiders that can be identified in the field. Illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs, it is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, including those new to spider identification. This book pushes the boundaries of field identification for this challenging group by combining information on features that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens with additional evidence from webs, egg-sacs, behaviour, phenology, habitats and distributions. Individual accounts cover 395 of Britain’s approximately 670 species, with the limitations to field identification clearly explained. As the first photographic field guide to British spiders to be published since 1989, this book fills a major gap in the resources available to everyone with an interest in this fascinating, diverse and important group of animals. More than 700 stunning photographs Includes a guide to spider families, based on features recognisable in the field, focussing on body shape and other characteristics, as well as separate guides to webs and egg-sacs Detailed accounts highlight key identification tips for each genus and species, and include information on status, behaviour and habitats Features up-to-date distribution maps, and charts showing adult seasonality Introductory chapters explore the biology of spiders, and where, when and how to find them, including equipment needed in the field Contains a complete list of the spiders recorded in Britain, indicating the ease of identification as well as rarity and conservation status Provides information on how to record spiders and make your records count, and guidance on how to take your interest further

Bats of the United States and Canada

Author: Michael J. Harvey,J. Scott Altenbach,Troy L. Best

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401916

Category: Nature

Page: 202

View: 5865

A guide to the forty-seven species of bats found in United States and Canada, including overview of classification, biology, feeding behavior, habitats, migration, and reproduction.

Bats

From Evolution to Conservation

Author: John D. Altringham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199207119

Category: Nature

Page: 324

View: 1340

Bats are highly charismatic and popular animals that are not only fascinating in their own right, but illustrate most of the topical and important concepts and issues in mammalian biology. This book covers the key aspects of bat biology, including evolution, flight, echolocation, hibernation, reproduction, feeding and roosting ecology, social behaviour, migration, population and community ecology, biogeography, and conservation. This new edition is fully updated and greatly expanded throughout, maintaining the depth and scientific rigour of the first edition. It is written with infectious enthusiasm, and beautifully illustrated with drawings and colour photographs.

Acoustic Ecology of European Bats

Author: Michel Barataud

Publisher: French National Museum Natural History

ISBN: 9782856537718

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 3019

As nocturnal flying mammals, bats have developed a unique and very efficient means of navigating in the dark: sonar, or echolocation. Although the acoustic signals they emit are inaudible to the human ear, they can be perceived, recorded, and analyzed with appropriate equipment and software. In this book, Michel Barataud synthesizes more than two decades of research on acoustic ecology and bat sonar physics and detection. Highlighting technological advances, Barataud shows how he has developed an ever more efficient identification method using an initial, purely auditory approach (a "bat detector") complemented by computer-assisted analysis of the ultrasonic signals. By following Barataud's method and the data provided, readers will be able to identify about 85% of European bat acoustic records, including all the most widespread species, as well as carry out non-invasive bat inventories and research. Including a DVD of more than 300 audio samples and scatter diagrams of sonar emissions to aid in species identification, and featuring a contribution by bat sonar pioneer Yves Tupinier, Acoustic Ecology of European Bats will be an invaluable resource for all scientists of Chiroptera.

The Barbastelle Bat Conservation Handbook

Author: Ian Davidson-Watts,Matt Zeale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784270544

Category: Nature

Page: 350

View: 4225

The Barbastelle Bat Conservation Handbook is a long-awaited guide to barbastelle bat ecology, behaviour, conservation management and threats, the first publication of its kind to draw together all of the scientific research on the barbastelle bat into one comprehensive volume. The most up-to-date methods for surveying the species are explained, accompanied by case studies and practical tips on how to conserve and manage the barbastelle bat’s roosting and foraging habitats. A much-needed resource to help conservation planners and others support barbastelle bat conservation, it is an essential manual for land managers and developers, conservation managers, ecologists and ecological consultants, bat workers and bat groups, nature conservation agencies, other government agencies and departments, conservation NGOs, ecologists, zoologists and other researchers. Contents include: Foreword by Chris Packham. Introduction – purpose and aims; what makes the barbastelle bat unique and why it needs our help; identification; current conservation status; distribution; protection. Chapter 1: The ecology of barbastelle bats – roosting ecology; ranging behaviour: home ranges, commuting, the importance of landscape; dietary ecology: foraging behaviour, prey choice, predator-prey interactions; mating and hibernation. Chapter 2: Survey techniques and considerations – challenges; acoustic surveys and sound analysis; catching and radio tracking; roost survey techniques (including hibernation roosts); diet analysis; interpreting data. Chapter 3: Habitat management and enhancement for barbastelle bats –managing woodlands/forests; preservation and future provision of trees; managing wetlands; barbastelle bats and buildings. Chapter 4: Development control and land management policies – landscape approach; managing the effects of development on roosts, foraging areas and flight lines; development control policies around breeding colonies. Chapter 5: Conservation achievements and priorities – UK BAP; National Bat Monitoring Programme; threats: land-use change, habitat loss, climate change; research requirements. Chapter 6: References, contacts and where to get help.

The Bat Workers' Manual

Author: A. P. McLeish

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781907807336

Category: Nature

Page: 178

View: 5956

Detailed information on all aspects of bat surveying - The Bat Workers' Manual is an essential reference for anyone wishing to obtain a licence to carry out bat work in the UK. With excellent drawings by Tom McOwat. The manual incorporates required changes and includes recommendations on the handling of bats, vaccinations against EBLV and a list of contact details for finding up-to-date advice on the subject. Updated information on legislation, and other advice, has also been included. This version of The Bat Workers' Manual is a reprint of the 3rd edition (with no change or updates from the 3rd edition 1861075588, published in 2004)

Britain's Butterflies

A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, Fully Revised and Updated Third Edition

Author: David Newland,Robert Still,Andy Swash,David Tomlinson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866014

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 8706

Britain's Butterflies is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland. Containing hundreds of stunning colour photographs, this revised and updated edition provides the latest information on every species ever recorded. It covers in detail the identification of all 59 butterfly species that breed regularly, as well as four former breeders, 10 rare migrants and one species of unknown status. The easy-to-use format will enable butterfly-watchers—beginners or experts—to identify any species they encounter. Stunning colour plates show typical views of each butterfly species, including the various forms and aberrations Detailed species profiles cover adult identification; behaviour; habitat requirements; population and conservation; egg, caterpillar and chrysalis; and status and distribution, including up-to-date maps Photographs of egg, caterpillar and chrysalis for every breeding species Sections on biology, where to look for and how to identify butterflies and other essential information

Bats

Author: Phil Richardson

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554078035

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3083

A comprehensive illustrated guide to the fascinating biology and natural history of bats. Phil Richardson's expert text tells the amazing and often bizarre story of bats from around the world and the challenges they face. Unfortunately, most bat populations in North America are declining, largely due to habitat loss and disturbance of nesting sites. Bats describes these mammals' complex life cycles and explains how anyone can watch and study bats and help to conserve them. Color illustrations reveal bat anatomy, including the key features of their wings and legs, and striking photographs show bats in their habitat and mid flight. The book includes: Physical characteristics and reproduction Sight and echolocation Feeding habits and hibernation Bat evolution and biology Bat behavior Carnivorous bats Horseshoe and Old World leaf-nosed bats Vampire bats and their relatives Tailed bats Vesper bats Species distribution map New information on the "white nose" virus threatening North American bat populations Almost anywhere humans live there are likely to be bats nearby. Highly readable and beautifully illustrated, Bats provides a welcome introduction to these elusive and unfairly maligned creatures.

Call of Nature

The Secret Life of Dung

Author: Richard Jones

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784271063

Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 4917

Journey through the digestive systems of humans, farm and wild animals, and meet some of nature’s ultimate recyclers as they eat, breed in and compete for dung. The fall of bodily waste onto the ground is the start of a race against the clock as a multitude of dung-feeders and scavengers consume this rich food source. From the enigmatic dung-rolling beetles to bat guano and giant elephant droppings, dung creates a miniature ecosystem to be explored by the aspiring dung watcher.The author completes the book with an identification guide to dung itself, so that you can identify the animal that left it behind. Pellets or pats? Scats, spraints, frass, guano, spoor – learn your way around different species’ droppings. There’s also a dung-feeder’s identification guide that includes the species you’re most likely to encounter on an exploration of the dung heap.