A study on the wing-loading and aspect-ratio for fruit bats of family pteropodidae

Vijaya, Menon (2007) A study on the wing-loading and aspect-ratio for fruit bats of family pteropodidae. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study was conducted as an attempt to describe habitat use by fruit bats from data analysis of wing-loading and aspect-ratio. Study of wing-loading and aspect-ratio was successful in describing habitat use of fruit bats. The study revealed that the family Pteropodidae had relatively high wing-loadings and low aspect-ratio. There were also high degree of overlap in wing-loading and aspect-ratio within the fruit bat family which indicated overlap in habitat usage. Species that were of low wing-loading and aspect-ratio are able to use both cluttered and uncluttered habitat. This could be a strategy to reduce competition. Where else, species with higher wing-loading and aspect-ratio are only confined to uncluttered habitat. The value of these flight indices were also related to the load the bats carry and the distance they travel. Wing-loading and aspect-ratio were able to explain the flight behavior such as maneuverability, speed and agility of the animal.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2007.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fruit bats, wing-loading, aspect-ratio, habitat use, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2018 07:43
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 14:09
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19985

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