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Re: Evidence for bat predation on birds
To change the subject slightly, and take advantage of list expertise,
what is max altitude for bats (flight, habitat)?
Good question; do you mean maximum observed altitude or maximum
expected based on planform and mass?
The maximum observed altitude would, I think, be that recorded for
molossid bats during long distance foraging. I don't know what the
figure is off the top of my head, but I can find it easily enough
(perhaps someone onlist has it handy). Maximum altitude expected from
morphology and flight dynamic is going to be trickier... I'm not sure
what that would be for bats without doing some calculations.
I'll look up that molossid tracking work and get the altitude report as
soon as I have a chance.