148 x 210 x 19mm
The first book of its kind, this is a comprehensive identification guide to the over 75 species of bats found in Australia. Appealing to both the amateur enthusiast and biologist alike, it examines many aspects of the natural history of these remarkable creatures. Where bats live, how they navigate, what they eat and when they breed are all discussed, as well as practical tips on the capture and handling of bats.
Each species account includes a description, photograph, distribution map and measurements, together with detailed notes on roost, diets and reproduction for each species. The text, photographs and maps are carefully integrated to provide easy comparisons between species.
Designed for use in the field, the illustrated keys are the first to allow the identification of every Australian bat.