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New Zealand Bat Research

Updated: May 15, 2018

By Marc Choromanski

Marc has just got back from Pureora forest assisting with some great NZ lesser short-tailed bat research!

"It is always fantastic to be supported by #Ecology New Zealand when it comes to training opportunities. It was also fantastic to get to work with other ecologist from around the country on this important project"

Short Tailed Bat
One of the individual short-tailed bats caught in a harp trap in Pureora Forest.

The NZ lesser short-tailed bat is one of only two bat species known to possess a lek mating system. Males are known to set up singing roosts nearby to communal roosts and sometimes demonstrate 'time-sharing', whereby multiple males share a single singing roost.

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