A Field Guide to the Bats of Sri lanka (ebook)

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A Field Guide to the Bats of Sri lanka (ebook)
A Field Guide to the Bats of Sri lanka (ebook)
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Author Prof. Wipula Bandara Yapa More about the book The diversity of bats in Sri Lanka parallels that of other mammals. Bats, with a staggering 30 species, contribute to as much as one third of the mammalian fauna in the island. Many of these species are insectivores while a few feed on fruit or nectar. They are spread across the island in both natural and anthropogenic habitats and occupy a diverse array of habitats ranging from caves to tree crevices, to roofs of abandoned houses. Recent surveys have confirmed population declines of these species with as many as seven being listed as nationally threatened species. One must not forget, however, that few of the fruit eating bats are considered pests. The current field guide by Prof. Wipula Yapa provides vivid illustrations of the Sri Lankan bats, many photographed for the first time. The excellent colour illustrations are accompanied by textual information which includes descriptions of the characteristic features and information on their distribution, habitats and food habits. A specially valuable contributin is the identification of species that are suspected to be pests or those known to be facing risk. Highlighting these species of special concern will encourage management efforts to maintain and, when appropriate, to rebuild viable populations. The author of this book “Field Guide to Sri Lankan Bats”, Prof. Wipula Yapa is a pioneering researcher on Sri Lankan bats. He clearly and effectively documents bat fauna of Sri Lanka which as yet is largely unknown. No other work has dealt so elaborately with this important group of mammals. The information is presented in a clear and lucid style to educate nature lovers, students as well as the general public. To researchers this book will help solidify their knowledge on the ecology of the bat fauna of Sri Lanka. The publication of this book would no doubt contribute immensely to improving awareness and knowledge thus enhancing bat conservation and management in Sri Lanka. Format Softcover ISBN 978-955-0081-13-4 Number of pages 142
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