Bat Diversity in Imbak Canyon Conservation Area: Note on their Echolocation Calls and Ectoparasites

Juliana Senawi and Azniza Mahyudin and Ummu Safiyah Daud and Amirrah Amat and Simon Lagundi and Eric Gondilang and Erwan Sutail and Saiful Narimin and Isham Azhar (2020) Bat Diversity in Imbak Canyon Conservation Area: Note on their Echolocation Calls and Ectoparasites. Journal Of Tropical Biology And Conservation, 17. pp. 217-232. ISSN 1823-3920

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Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA) is one of the conservation areas managed by the Sabah Foundation, which comprise of mixed vegetation forest landscape. A bat survey was conducted at ICCA from August 16th to 26th, 2017. A total of 141 individuals of bats representing 17 species were recorded from the eight nights of mist netting and harp trapping at various sites within the conservation area. Echolocation calls from 120 individuals of insectivorous bats representing 13 species were recorded, with 90% accuracy in relative amount. The captured bats were screened for ectoparasites from Order Diptera (91%), Mesostigmata (5%) and Ixodida (1%), and indicate that there is 66.7% prevalence. The results from the survey are paramount in enhancing information and knowledge on Bornean bats and their obligate ectoparasites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bats , Conservation , Diversity , Echolocation , Ectoparasites
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH1-278.5 Natural history (General) > QH1-(199.5) General Including nature conservation, geographical distribution
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF1-1100 Animal culture
Divisions: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2022 08:55
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 08:55

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