Variability in echolocation call design of 26 Swiss bat species: consequences, limits and options for automated field identification with a synergetic pattern recognition approach

Martin K. Obrist, Ruedi Boesch, Peter F. Flückiger
2004 Mammalia (Paris)  
Pattern recognition algorithms offer a promising approach to recognizing bat species by their echolocation calls. Automated systems like synergetic classifiers may contribute significantly to operator-independent species identification in the field. However, it necessitates the assembling of an appropriate database of reference calls, a task far from trivial. We present data on species specific flexibility in call parameters of all Swiss bat species (except
doi:10.1515/mamm.2004.030 fatcat:dxyw72qnk5cvbjijfq63qhp3ei