Contribution to bat (Chiroptera) fauna and ecology of Belgorod region

  • Anton Vlaschenko V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4, Svobody Square, Kharkiv, 61000, Ukraine
  • Alyona Gukasova Saint Petersburg State University, 7–9, Universitetskaya nab., Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
  • Alexander Shapovalov Belogorye Nature Reserve, Borisovka, 309342, Russian Federation


The article presents the results of an episodical research of bats within the territory of Belgorod region, namely the State natural preserve «Belogorie». 8 bat species were caught, but taking into consideration the literature data we can assume that the full list of bat could include 12 species or more. Data on habitat distribution are presented, two species P. auritus and N. leisleri were found in untypical habitats. Some particularities of ecology of N. noctula within the territory of «Les na Vorsckle» are presented. The winter records of bats in the region are also presented.


bats, Belgorod region, Nature Preserve, tree hollows


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Vlaschenko, A., Gukasova, A., & Shapovalov, A. (2012). Contribution to bat (Chiroptera) fauna and ecology of Belgorod region. Biological Communications, (3), 3–11. Retrieved from
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