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Myotis daubentonii is able to catch small fish

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We experimentally showed that Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii), a Palearctic vespertilionid species hunting for insects floating on or flying close to water surfaces, can take a small fish for prey if the fish penetrates a smooth water surface. The bat in our experiments was able to lift small fish and other big prey items out of the water by using its large feet. The bat readily fed on the fish we offered.

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  • Department of Animal Physiology, Zoological institute, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany


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