Theriologia Ukrainica
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download pdfDombrovski, V. C. Maternity colonies of Myotis brandtii in the Polesie State Radiation-Ecological Reserve. Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 145148.



Maternity colonies of Myotis brandtii in the Polesie State Radiation-Ecological Reserve


Dombrovski, V. C.


Polesie State Radioecological Reserve (Khoiniki, Belarus)


Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 145148.




English, with Ukrainian extended summary, titles of tables, captures to figs, and references


Two lactating females of Brandts bat were radio-tracked during 2628 June 2016 and 1420 June 2017 in the Polesie State Radiation-Ecological Reserve (Khoiniki district, Gomel region). Four tree roosts of nursery colonies of Brandts bat were found. The roosts were detected at the dead oak trees in an old oak forest at a distance of 142870 m from each other. Roosts were located in trunk cracks and behind peeling bark at a height of 416 m above the ground. Visual inspection during the evening revealed that the maternity colony consisted of 810 individuals of Brandts bat. In 2016, there was a mixed colony of Brandts bat and the soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus). This is the first documented record of maternity colonies of Brandts bat and the easternmost finding localities of this species in Belarus.


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