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Feeding Habits of the Long-Eared Desert Bat, Otonycteris hemprichi (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)
Raphaël Arlettaz, Gottlieb Dändliker, Erkin Kasybekov, Jean-Marc Pillet, Stanislav Rybin and Jan Zima
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 76, No. 3 (Aug., 1995), pp. 873-876
Published by: American Society of Mammalogists
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1382757
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We studied food habits of the long-eared desert bat, Otonycteris hemprichi, in a subdesert area of Kirghizstan (central Asia) by fecal analysis and light-tagging. The bulk of the diet of 13 individuals in September consisted of arachnids (Solifugae, Scorpiones, and Araneae; 49.9% of total volume) and orthopterans (Acrididae, Gryllidae, and Tettigoniidae; 34.7%). Visual nocturnal observations confirmed that this species captures its prey from the surface of the ground.
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