Hibernation of Parti-Coloured Bat, Vespertilio murinus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), in Belarus

Shpak, A. V.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/vzoo-2017-0014


Parti-coloured bat (Vespertilio murinus Linnaeus, 1758) was considered in Belarus as a migrant species until recently. This point of view was based on the absence of winter records as well as the registrations in Austria and Romania of two V. murinusíspecimens, banded in Belarus. The data, obtained over the past few years, allow to state, that the whole territory of Belarus belongs to the winter range of this species. Hibernating animals were observed exclusively in the anthropogenic roosts.