Story: Bats

Singing for a mate

A male short-tailed bat sings to attract a female to his tree hollow. They mate when she enters the hole in the tree. The bat song in this video clip has been slowed down to make it audible.

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Veronika Meduna, 'Bats - Lesser short-tailed bats and long-tailed bats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/9753/singing-for-a-mate (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 24 Sep 2007