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  • n. Plural form of noctule.

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Examples

  • The case for passerine predation in Greater noctules is pretty compelling.

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  • Some claimed that eating feathers was no proof of preying upon birds: they suggested that giant noctules could simply, and accidentally, ingest feathers hovering in the air, which are particularly numerous during migration events.

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  • They had found numerous feathers in the faeces of Spanish giant noctules, with occurrence peaks in the diet in spring and autumn, i.e. during main songbirds 'seasonal migration.

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  • The ability of giant noctules to prey on the wing upon nocturnally migrating passerines appears unique not only among bats but also within the whole animal kingdom.

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  • The foraging habits of these rare bats still remain quite mysterious, like in the case of giant noctules until recently.

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  • Bats are out, as the only bats in the area are pipistrelles Pipistellus*, and they are way too small to tackle stag beetles (if you like bats see the previous posts: one on Greater noctules, one on Ghost bats).

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  • Both the proportion of feathers in the droppings, and the proportion of captured Greater noctules that produced feather-filled droppings, showed that Greater noctules must capture and eat large numbers of migrating passerines.

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  • For previous posts on bats see Greater noctules: specialist predators of migrating passerines and Chewed bones and bird-eating microbats.

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  • It seems that Greater noctules catch, overpower and eat the passerines during flight, just as other vesper bats do with flying insects.

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  • So, both wing morphology and echolocation style indicate that Greater noctules chase and catch flying prey in the open.

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