Breeding season of Epomophorus walhbergi in the lowveld of Swaziland

Show simple item record Monadjem, Ara Reside, April E. 2013-03-07T10:58:27Z 2013-11-19T00:20:04Z 2012-11
dc.description.abstract The fruit bat Epomophorus wahlbergi is abundant in the eastern parts of southern Africa, but its breeding biology remains poorly documented. This study aimed to ascertain the breeding season of this species in northeastern Swaziland where 340 individuals were netted over a 21-month period. Subadults were present throughout the year with two peaks, while lactating females were only present between December and May. These contradictory data are consistent with a bimodal birth peak, and the fact that pregnancy and lactation were both difficult to detect in the field. en_US
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology
dc.description.department Mammal Research Institute
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This is the 19th communication of the All Out Africa Research Unit ( Director of All Out, Kim Roques, provided logistical support in the field. Ngwane Dlamini, Senior Warden, Swaziland National Trust Commission, provided permission for us to work at Mlawula. Three anonymous reviewers greatly improved earlier versions of this paper. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Monadjem, A & Reside, AE 2012, 'Breeding season of Epomophorus walhbergi in the lowveld of Swaziland', African Zoology, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 321-325. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1562-7020 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2224-073X (online)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Zoological Society of Southern Africa en_US
dc.rights SU LIS. en_US
dc.subject Epomophorus wahlbergi en_US
dc.subject Fruit bat en_US
dc.subject Breeding en_US
dc.subject Swaziland en_US
dc.title Breeding season of Epomophorus walhbergi in the lowveld of Swaziland en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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