Brazilian Free-tailed Bat feeding buzz

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Title Brazilian Free-tailed Bat feeding buzz
Common Name Brazilian Free-tailed Bat
Scientific Name Tadarida brasiliensis
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Craniata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Molossidae
Genus Tadarida
Subject Mammals; Nature sounds
Spatial Coverage California
Creator Gary M. Fellers and Chris Corben; United States Geological Survey
Media Rights Management Audio file courtesy United States Geological Survey. Converted to mp3 delivery format and made available by the Western Soundscape Archive at under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License;
Publisher Western Soundscape Archive; University of Utah
Type Sound
Format audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications Compressed from .wav format into .mp3 delivery format
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112; Ecological and animal data provided by NatureServe. 2006. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available
Description Feeding echolocation of a Brazilian Free-tailed Bat
Note Feeding buzz. When a bat detects a flying insect that it might want to eat, the search phase calls change to a feeding buzz. The calls become somewhat higher pitch, but most notably, they are produced so rapidly that the individual calls merge into what sounds like a buzz. Source: This recording was made by a high frequency bat detector. The pitch (frequency) for this recording has been lowered by a factor of 16 so the calls fall within the range of human hearing.
Species Range (Southwestern States)
Full Nature Serve Report
ARK ark:/87278/s6rb7hxr
Setname uu_wss
Date Created 2009-03-13
Date Modified 2011-02-17
ID 1118145
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