Andros was a wonderful island with a lot of old mines, one of which extended for about 1km before coming out the other side of the hill, with numerous side passages and vertical shafts. Numerous streams running down from the mountains towards the sea made for good netting locations, although some sites were a challenge to net due to vegetation and wind!
We found a good range of species of Andros including my favourite, the Balkan Long-eared, and I also saw a baby Greater Horseshoe for the first time. Below the species list are some photos from the trip with some of the species observed in the hand. Just click on each photo to enlarge it if you wish!
Our species list for Andros, from both trapping and sound recordings, included:
|Common Pipistrelle||Pipistrellus pipistrellus|
|Kuhl’s Pipistrelle||Pipistrellus kuhlii|
|Savi’s Pipistrelle||Hypsugo savii|
|European Free-tail||Tadarida teniotis|
|Blasius’s Horseshoe||Rhinolophus blasii|
|Greater Horseshoe||Rhinolophus ferrumequinum|
|Lesser Horseshoe||Rhinolophus hipposideros|
|Balkan Long-eared||Plecotus kolombatovici|
|Geoffroy’s bat||Myotis emarginatus|
|Lesser Mouse-eared||Myotis blythii|
|Steppe Whiskered||Myotis aurascens|
|Long-fingered bat||Myotis capaccinii|