oa Madoqua - Observations on mating behaviour in the common slit-faced bat Nycteris thebaica

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



Precopulatory and copulatory sequences of mating behaviour are descriptionbed in a micrwhiropteran bat. After a brief period of courtship, copulation occurs in flight with both bats hovering. Copulation is of short duration and is repeated up to three times.

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