A selection from about 30 000 recordings made 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 in New South Wales.
My personal view…
Still many recordings are not identified; some will perhaps be…
The recordings are made with Pettersson D500x.
The graphics are shown as seen in BatSound software.
I try to show all with a 2 sec. recording and from 0 to 100 kHz. To show important details, single calls are presented as a 0.2 sec wide spectrogram.
Use the media player link above the graphics to listen to the sound, expanded ten times.
The original recording (mostly 4 sec) can be downloaded via a link below the graph.
The location can be reached via the Google Earth link.
Energy max Horseshoe bats: Eastern Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus megaphyllus 67 kHz Sheath-tailed bats: Yellow-bellied Sheath-tailed Bat, Saccolaimus flaviventris 15-20 kHz Free-tailed bats: Eastern coastal Free-tailed Bat, Ozimops norfolkensis 32-35 kHz Ride's Free-tailed Bat, Ozimops ridei 28-31 kHz Southern Free-tailed Bat, Ozimops planiceps 24-29 kHz White-striped freetail bat, Austronomus australis 10-12 kHz Anabat files Bent-winged bats: Little Bent-winged Bat, Miniopteris australis ? 57-64 kHz Large Bent-winged Bat, Miniopteris orianae 43-47 kHz Evening bats: Golden-tipped Bat, Phoniscus papuensis Long-eared Bats, Nyctophilus sp. Large-eared Pied Bat, Chalinolobus dwyeri 20-30 kHz Gould’s Wattled Bat, Chalinolobus gouldii 25-34 kHz Chocolate Wattled Bat, Chalinolobus morio 46-53 kHz Eastern Falsistrelle, Falsistrellus tasmaniensis Large-footed Myotis, Myotis macropus Greater Broad-nosed Bat, Scoteanax rueppellii Broad-nosed Bats, Scotorepens sp. Large Forest Bat, Vespadelus darlingtoni Southern Forest Bat, Vespadelus regulus Little Forest Bat, Vespadelus vulturnus 48-53 kHz Eastern Forest Bat, Vespadelus pumilus 50-58 kHz
No recordings are confirmed by identification of captured specimens.
Information about characteristic frequencies and other useful details are extracted from different Australian gurus and from
- Pennay, M., Law, B., Reinhold, L. (2004). Bat calls of New South Wales: Region based guide to the echolocation calls of Microchiropteran bats. NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, Hurstville
- Reardon, T.B., Armstrong, K.N. and Jackson, S.M. (2015). A current taxonomic list of Australian Chiroptera. Australasian Bat Society. Version 2015-05-15.
The picture is from Govetts Leap.
Contact: Stefan Nyman