Title

Preference for Collpa Water by Frugivorous Bats (Artibeus): An Experimental Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2010

Abstract

Several species of stenodermatine bats congregate in large numbers at collpas in southeastern Peru to drink water. We conducted the first experimental tests of preference for collpa water by representative bats. Artibeus species preferred mineral-rich collpa water over water from other sources, supporting the hypothesis that they seek resources (especially sodium) at collpas. © 2010 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2010 by The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Biotropica

First Page

276

Last Page

280

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