Radio Tracking of Homing Bats

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Science  17 Mar 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3768, pp. 1435-1436
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3768.1435


Neotropical bats, Phyllostomas hastatus, were released 10 kilometers from their home roost, and their homeward flights were tracked by radio. Flights of bats with unimpeded vision were strongly oriented in the homeward direction, while the flights of blindfolded bats did not show this marked orientation.