The largest bat hibernacula in Lower Silesia (SW Poland)
Joanna Furmankiewicz , Paweł Kmiecik , Anna Kmiecik , Janusz Jabłoński , Joanna Jabłońska , Ewelina Mikołajczyk , Katarzyna Duma , Marek Furmankiewicz , Daniel Horáček
AbstractLarge numbers of bats winter in a wide range of underground hibernacula (caves and mines) in Lower Silesia (SW Poland). The most important winter sites in this region are the biggest caves, and also some buildings. The largest hibernacula in LowerSilesia and among the most important in Poland are: Niedźwiedzia Cave in Kletno (maximally 1198 individuals, including 625 Geoffroy's bat Myotis emarginatus and 430 bats of the group whiskered bat/Brandt’s bat/Alcathoe whiskered bat Myotis mystacinus/Myotis brandtii/Myotis alcathoe), caves of Połom Mt. in Wojcieszów (maximally 517 individuals, including 280 greater mouse-eared bats Myotis myotis and 6 pond bats Myotis dasycneme) and the attic of the cathedral in Świdnica (maximally 909 pipistrelle bats Pipistrellus sp., most of them are probably the common pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus). An important bat hibernaculum is also known in Fortress Kłodzko with maximally 339 pipistrelle bats. The cathedral in Świdnica is the largest bathibernaculum of pipistrelle bats in Poland, and Fortress Kłodzko the third one, whereas Niedźwiedzia cave is the largest winter site of Geoffroy’s bats in Poland and probably in this part of Europe.
|Other language title versions||Die größten Fledermauswinterquartiere in Niederschlesien (Südwestpolen)|
|Publication size in sheets||1.05|
|Book||Zinke Olaf (eds.): Veröffentlichungen des Museums der Westlausitz. Tagungsband, 2016, Museum der Westlausitz, ISBN 978-3-910018-77-8, 76 p.|
|Keywords in English||bat hibernacula; The Sudetes; Poland|
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