Animal Species:Arnhem Land Long-eared Bat

Although these insect-eating bats are called Arnhem Land Long-eared Bats, they are found all over northern Australia.

Arnhem Land Long-eared Bat

GB Baker/Nature Focus © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Arnhem Land Long-eared Bat

Habitat

Arnhem Land Long-eared Bats roost by themselves under flaps of bark, close to the ground. They also roost in house roofs.

Feeding and Diet

Arnhem Land Long-eared Bats feed on insects. They fly slowly around, close to and under the leaves of thick forests as they hunt for their prey.

Conservation Status

Arnhem Land Long-eared Bats are vulnerable to loss of roosting sites and adverse changes to feeding areas from clearing of vegetation and land degradation from agricultural activities.

Classification

Species:
arnhemensis
Genus:
Nyctophilus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Class:
Mammalia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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