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Noctule Bats Echolocating
Richard Ranft
British Library Wildlife Sound Archive
1986 – 1987
Collection 1
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Sound art, Field Recordings , Bats , Calls , Calls , Natural World , Navigation , Pitch

Collection 1 #18

You heard a slowed down recording of bats from Kent in the South East of England. These bats are called ‘Noctule Bats’. They are small furry mammals that come out to feed on insects at night. When they are flying fast, bats make a very high-pitched squeak. The sound bounces off objects and comes back...
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