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1 December 2003 Evidences of Piscivory by Myotis capaccinii (Bonaparte, 1837) in Southern Iberian Peninsula
José R. Aihartza, Urtzi Goiti, David Almenar, Inazio Garin
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Abstract

Faeces of Myotis capaccinii were collected from four individuals netted in a spring colony in Denia, Alicante (south-eastern Iberian Peninsula). Faecal analysis revealed the presence of fish scales and bones in all droppings examined (two pellets for each individual, i.e., n = 8), with volumes ranging 6-82.5 % of prey remains. Remains of Diptera and Trichoptera were also found. These data provide the first evidence of piscivory in M. capaccinii, and reveal that this may be an important feeding behaviour in this species, at least locally and/or seasonally.

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José R. Aihartza, Urtzi Goiti, David Almenar, and Inazio Garin "Evidences of Piscivory by Myotis capaccinii (Bonaparte, 1837) in Southern Iberian Peninsula," Acta Chiropterologica 5(2), 193-198, (1 December 2003). https://doi.org/10.3161/001.005.0204
Received: 22 October 2003; Accepted: 24 November 2003; Published: 1 December 2003
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