These Bats Buzz Like Hornets to Scare Off Predators


To test if these buzzing bats do in fact mimic buzzing insects to evade predators, the researchers focused on hornets, bees and two owl species common to the bat’s geographic range. Wild owls likely to have come across a stinging insect before and owls raised in captivity were both included in the study. The researchers collected data on how the owls behaved while audio of a variety of sounds w...

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