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Erratum for the Research Article: “Bats without borders: Predators learn novel prey cues from other predatory species” by K. J. Patriquin, J. E. Kohles, R. A. Page, and J. M. Ratcliffe

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Science Advances  24 May 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 5, eaax7333
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax7333

In the article “Bats without borders: Predators learn novel prey cues from other predatory species,” a number of changes were made to the text to incorporate a reference previously overlooked by the authors.

The second to last sentence in the abstract formerly read: “This is the first demonstration of social learning of a novel acoustic cue in bats and suggests that heterospecific learning may occur in nature.” It has been corrected to read, “This demonstrates social learning of a novel acoustic cue and suggests that heterospecific learning in bats may occur in nature.”

In the fourth paragraph of the Introduction, the last sentence was corrected to include a previously overlooked reference to an article by Jones et al. 2013. The sentence now reads “Thus, to ensure that the bats had no prior experience with the acoustic stimuli in this experiment, following Jones et al. (13) we tested social learning in T. cirrhosus with an artificial acoustic stimulus.” The article by Jones et al. 2013 has been added as reference 13. Subsequent references were renumbered.

In the fifth paragraph of the Introduction, a sentence was corrected to include reference 11 as a citation. The sentence now reads, “We predicted that T. cirrhosus would readily learn from conspecifics and heterospecifics given its ability to learn from conspecifics (11, 13)”

The second to last sentence in the Introduction was rewritten for clearer language. The previous sentence, “T. cirrhosus not only prefers frogs when available (13) but also eats katydids, the preferred prey of L. silvicolum”, now reads, “T. cirrhosus prefers frogs when available (16) but also eats katydids, the preferred prey of L. silvicolum”.

In the first paragraph of the Results section, the authors mistakenly cited “Falk et al. (16)” when they meant to cite “Page and Ryan (11)”. This citation error has been corrected.

In the first paragraph of the Discussion section, a new sentence was added to read, “Our results corroborate previous work that, using a different methodology, shows T. cirrhosus can learn from conspecifics to associate artificial ringtones with a palatable food reward (13)”. In the same paragraph, the word ‘consistently’ was removed from a sentence to reduce repetition. The corrected sentence reads, “For example, T. cirrhosus did not hang near L. silvicolum during the day in the flight room but did with the other T. cirrhosus, which is consistent with observations in the wild.”

In the fifth paragraph of the Materials and Methods section, the sentence introducing the five steps of prey cue presentation was corrected to include mention of the Page & Ryan (2005) research article. The new sentence reads, “To do this, we broadcast the prey cue and then systematically increased the intensity of the novel cue while simultaneously decreasing the prey cue in five steps, following Page & Ryan (33):”

In Fig. 3, the caption title was extended to include the phrase, “Adapted from Jones et al. (13).”

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