Animal Species:Beccari's Freetail Bat

Beccari's Freetail Bats were only recognised as a separate species in the 1960s.

Beccari's Freetail Bat

GB Baker/Nature Focus © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Beccari's Freetail Bat

Alternative Name/s

Beccari's Mastiff Bat

Habitat

Beccari's Freetail Bats roost in tree hollows and under roofs. They roost together in colonies of around 50 bats.

Feeding and Diet

Beccari's Freetail Bats eat beetles, leaf hoppers, weevils, flies, moths and grasshoppers. They fly quickly over water in a range of forest types.

Conservation Status

Beccari's Freetail Bat is vulnerable to the loss of tree hollows and the loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.

Classification

Species:
beccarii
Genus:
Mormopterus
Family:
Molossidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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