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1 June 2017 Bat Fatalities at Wind Farms in Taiwan
Cheng-Han Chou, Tsung-Yu Hsieh, Wei-Ting Liu, Ta-Ching Chou, Yu-Po Huang, Jens Rydell
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We collected bat carcasses at three wind farms in Taiwan, located along the west coast mostly near the sea and/or in former coastal wetland habitats. We found 43 bat carcasses, mostly of common aerial-hawking species such as Pipistrellus abramus and Scotophilus kuhlii, but the island endemics Eptesicus serotinus horikawai and Myotis formosus flavus were also recovered. All bat species affected are believed to remain on the island all year. As far as we know this is the first report of bat fatalities at wind energy facilities in eastern Asia.

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Cheng-Han Chou, Tsung-Yu Hsieh, Wei-Ting Liu, Ta-Ching Chou, Yu-Po Huang, and Jens Rydell "Bat Fatalities at Wind Farms in Taiwan," Mammal Study 42(2), 121-124, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.3106/041.042.0208
Received: 1 December 2016; Accepted: 13 April 2017; Published: 1 June 2017
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