Flying Mammals Quick ID guide to the bats of Africa

Flying Mammals Quick ID is a compact and quick ID identification guide to the bats of Africa.
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978-1-77-584728-1
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Title: Flying Mammals
Subtitle: Quick ID guide to nests and eggs of southern African birds
Author: Chris Stuart; Mathilde Stuart
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Imprint: Struik Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2021
ISBN 9781775847281 / ISBN 978-1-77-584728-1
Softcover, 10 x 18 cm, 40 pages, throughout colour photographs

About: Flying Mammals Quick ID guide to the bats of Africa

Flying Mammals Quick ID guide to the bats of Africa tackles one of the few groups of mammals that can fly. Divided into large fruit bats and smaller insecteating bats, this ultimate quick identification guide covers Africa’s 12 bat families. An informative introduction touches on evolution, flight, echolocation and reproduction, demystifying an animal that is all too often misunderstood. The text describes the facial characteristics and wing shapes common to each family and points out features that can help to distinguish between them. But it is the photographs and annotated line drawings that are most useful for identification. They include bats in flight and roosting sites, and close-ups of facial structures and wings that highlight key diagnostic attributes. An added extra is a photographic section showing the skulls of a variety bats. Flying Mammals Quick ID guide to the bats of Africa is a valuable guide for anyone with an interest in wildlife and its less common members.

Content: Flying Mammals Quick ID guide to the bats of Africa

Introduction
Evolution of bats
Flight
Echojocation
Reproduction
Skulls of insect-eating bats
Skulls of fruit-bats
Fruit-bats - Pteropodidae
Horseshoe bats - Rhinolophidae
Leaf-nosed bats - Hipposideridae
Trident bats - Rhinonycteridae
False vampire bats - Megadermatidae
Mouse-tailed bats - Rhinopomatidae
Sheath-tailed bats - Emballonuridae
Slit-faced bats - Nycteridae
Free-tailed bats - Molossidae
Long-fingered bats - Miniopteridae
Vesper bats - Vespertilionidae
Conservation and research