Animal Species:Christmas Island Pipistrelle

Christmas Island Pipistrelles are the only microbats on Christmas Island.

Standard Common Name

Christmas Island Pipistrelle

Habitat

Christmas Island Pipistrelles live in both primary and regrowth forest.They roost in tree hollows and amongst rainforest vegetation.

Feeding and Diet

Christmas Island Pipistrelles eat mostly moths but also beetles, ants, bugs and flies. They forage above and below the canopy, and are fast and manoeuvrable fliers.

Conservation Status

Christmas Island Pipistrelles are listed as endangered.

Conservation Status (Federal): Endangered

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Classification

Species:
murrayi
Genus:
Pipistrellus
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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