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Description - Australian Bats by Sue Churchill

An identification guide to all 75 known species of Australian bats. Species are illustrated with colour photographs, and each species account includes a detailed description of the bat, measurements, a distribution map and notes on where they live, what they eat, and how they find food and reproduce.Australian Bats also provides general information on these fascinating animals: their evolution, why they hang upside down, roosting and reproduction, echolocation, and how to catch, survey and care for bats, including health hazards for carers. An identification key to the bat families is included, with important features illustrated by line drawings and photographs, as well as illustrated keys to all the species.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741754612
ISBN-10: 1741754615
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 148mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Jacana
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Sue Churchill

Sue Churchill is a wildlife ecologist who specialises in mammal ecology, primarily bats. In 1981 she undertook the first Australia-wide survey of bats: the WWF (Australia) study of rare and endangered bats. Since then she has conducted several large-scale bat surveys in northern and central Australia and spent three years studying the ecology of cave bats in the Northern Territory. She has published more than 20 scientific papers.

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