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University of Maryland

Big Brown Bat in Flight

Caption: University of Maryland researchers have learned that male big brown bats in flight use a special call, different from the echolocation calls they use for navigation, to warn other foraging males away from insect prey that they are claiming for themselves.

Credit: Jessica Nelson, Auditory Neuroethology Laboratory, University of Maryland

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