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Investigating the presence of threatened insectivorous bats on coastal NSW saltmarsh habitat

Authors:

Pia Laegdsgaard ,

Andrew McDougall,

Vaughan Monamy,

Neil Saintilan

Abstract

The paper documents the presence of a number of species of insectivorous bats over saltmarshes in temperate Australia, including French Island and Quail Island, Victoria, Carama Inlet, Kooragang Island and South-West Rocks Creek, New South Wales. Bat activity, detected using an Anabat Recorder, was particularly high at Kooragang Island on the Hunter River. A detailed survey of insect diversity and abundance on Kooragang Island demonstrated a diverse range of insects corresponding to published data on the diet of bat species recorded. The study suggests that saltmarsh is likely to be an important source of insect prey for many bat species.
How to Cite: Laegdsgaard, P., McDougall, A., Monamy, V. and Saintilan, N., 2006. Investigating the presence of threatened insectivorous bats on coastal NSW saltmarsh habitat. Wetlands Australia, 22(1), pp.pp. 29–41. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.257
Published on 28 Feb 2006.
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