oa Madoqua - Observations on mating behaviour in the common slit-faced bat Nycteris thebaica
|Article Title||Observations on mating behaviour in the common slit-faced bat Nycteris thebaica|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Etosha Ecological Institute, Okaukuejo, South West Africa/Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1987|
|Pages||183 - 185|
|Keyword(s)||Courtship, Feeding sites, Female-initiated invitation, Mammalian copulation, Mating system, Megachiropteran, Pair formation, SeasonaIly migrating and Vocalisations|
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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