Lutra 49(2)_Boshamer & Bekker_2006

Summer observation of serotine (Eptesicus serotinus Schreber, 1774) at 1481 m altitude in the Republic of Macedonia. Results of a mammal survey in Galicica National Park (I)

This paper reports a summer observation of serotine (Eptesicus serotinus Schreber, 1774) at high altitude in south-east Europe. On 31 July and 3 August, 2006, the presence of three serotines was established in the southern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The serotines (photo 1) were caught in an 18 m mist-net stretched out horizontally over an artificial cattle pool (the “Walled pond”). The pool is situated in an almost treeless valley in the Galicica Mountains, east of Lake Ohrid (coordinates 41o 01’ 50’’ N, 20o 51’ 07’’ E), at an elevation of 1481 m (figure 1)....