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« on: May 04, 2008, 17:30 PM »
Hola

One of our guests sent me a photo they took whilst walking through a small gorge on the way to the Canyon Rio Lobos Natural Park.  They entered one of the many limestone caves throughout this area and came across a few bats.  I was impressed by the photo, so I thought I would share it.

Pretty sure they are Schreiber's bats.

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 18:38 PM »
Fantastic photo Alfredo
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 21:16 PM »
Hi Alfredo, What a great picture....

How do you know they are Shreibers bats? I am looking for a good bat book for identification and if anyone can recommend one I'll put it in the forum bookshop.....

Are there estimates of bat numbers up in the Canyon Rio Lobos Natural Park?

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008, 22:23 PM »
Will check on ID for you
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 14:13 PM »
Hola

How do you know they are Shreibers bats? I am looking for a good bat book for identification and if anyone can recommend one I'll put it in the forum bookshop.....

Are there estimates of bat numbers up in the Canyon Rio Lobos Natural Park?

Clive

It is well known that there are large colonies of Shreiber's bats in the Canyon, I checked the photo against others and it looks pretty much it.  You can see the long fingers which are a give away.  Its hard to see on this photo but there are babies on the back of one.

No estimates that I know of, will do some more research, however with so many caves in the park, im sure the numbers are large.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008, 14:17 PM »
I sent the photo to Catalan bat expert Xavier Puig of wildlife research group Galanthus. He notes:


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They look like it, although they are placed in an unusual spot: they normally hang from open ceilings and don't tend to roost into crevices.

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 08:39 AM »
How about this photo.  If you look at the one on the right, it has a baby on its back.  Possibly the reason it is roosting in a crevice, as this cave does not have a high roof.

Probably dont get many like this one.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 22:53 PM »
How about this photo.  If you look at the one on the right, it has a baby on its back.  Possibly the reason it is roosting in a crevice, as this cave does not have a high roof.

Probably dont get many like this one.

European protected species laws about disturbance to bats do apply throughout Europe! Please there is no need to disturb these bats especially when it may cause mothers to abanden the pups, please!