Regional recaptures of bats (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) ringed in Eastern Ukraine

  • A. Vlaschenko Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, 62340 Lesnoye, Kharkiv Region, Ukraine
  • A. Prylutska Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine
  • K. Kravchenko Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine
  • O. Rodenko Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine
  • V. Hukov Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine
  • O. Timofieieva Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine
  • O. Holovchenko Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine
  • M. Moiseienko Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine
  • V. Kovalov Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine
Keywords: short-distant movements, banding, migratory patterns, monitoring,, bats,, Ukraine

Abstract

Bats are volant and highly mobile mammals that could cover up to 2000 km seasonally (one-way migration). But the level of mobility among different roosts sites in a breeding season, and among breeding areas and hibernation sites is poorly studied. With this communication, we aimed to present results of recaptures (51 cases with a distance of 0.5 km and more) of bats ringed in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine, from 2006 to 2018. The recaptures were obtained of three main study areas (NNP “Homilsha Forests” — 17 cases, Izium District — 5, Kharkiv City and surroundings — 27) and at two other localities of the Kharkiv Region. One recapture was obtained in Lugansk Region. The recaptures were received for five bat species (Nyctalus noctula — 35, Myotis daubentonii — 11, Eptesicus serotinus — 1, Pipistrellus nathusii — 1 and Pipistrellus pygmaeus — 3). The maximum distances were obtained to different species as follow N. noctula — 209.7 km, M. daubentonii — 24.8, E. serotinus — 14.5 km, P. nathusii — 1.1 km and P. pygmaeus — 1.2 km. For the first time, we confirmed that N. noctula that were born in forested areas of Kharkiv City surroundings moved to the built-up area of the city for hibernation. It is the first direct evidence of the existence of the resident population of this species in Ukraine.

Author Biographies

A. Prylutska, Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine

Ukrainian Independent Ecology Institute, Plekhanov st., 40, Kharkiv, 61001 Ukraine

K. Kravchenko, Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17, Berlin, 10315 Germany

Ukrainian Independent Ecology Institute, Plekhanov st., 40, Kharkiv, 61001 Ukraine

 

O. Rodenko, Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine

Department of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Silesia in Katowice,
Jagiellonska st., 28, Katowice, 40-032 Poland

Ukrainian Independent Ecology Institute, Plekhanov st., 40, Kharkiv, 61001 Ukraine

V. Hukov, Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine

Biological department, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Svobody sq., 4, Kharkiv, 61077 Ukraine

Ukrainian Independent Ecology Institute, Plekhanov st., 40, Kharkiv, 61001 Ukraine

O. Timofieieva, Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa st. 7, Krakow,
30-387 Poland

O. Holovchenko, Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine

Ukrainian Independent Ecology Institute, Plekhanov st., 40, Kharkiv, 61001 Ukraine

M. Moiseienko, Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine

Ukrainian Independent Ecology Institute, Plekhanov st., 40, Kharkiv, 61001 Ukraine

V. Kovalov, Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, Lesnoye vil., Kharkiv Region, 62340 Ukraine

Ukrainian Independent Ecology Institute, Plekhanov st., 40, Kharkiv, 61001 Ukraine

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Published
2020-02-26
How to Cite
Vlaschenko, A., Prylutska, A., Kravchenko, K., Rodenko, O., Hukov, V., Timofieieva, O., Holovchenko, O., Moiseienko, M., & Kovalov, V. (2020). Regional recaptures of bats (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) ringed in Eastern Ukraine. Zoodiversity, 54(1), 53-66. https://doi.org/10.15407/zoo2020.01.053