Echolocation Call Database

Bats use unique ultrasonic sound frequency for detection of habitat and prey. All insectivores bats use such species specific sounds detected by advanced ultrasonic Bat detectors.

IBCRU, Harrison Institute UK, Ela Foundation Pune,  Mhadei Research Center,  are together undertaking extensive   documentation of Bat Echolocation calls across diverse landscapes and habitats, building  an Echolocation call  database on  Indian bats.

Echolocation calls  help us study and understand the bat diversity in a particular habitat or ecosystem, species habitat preferences, bat diversity hotspots, critical sites, better understanding  natural linkages, and will help in preparing management and restoration plans to conserve the rich  Indian bat heritage .