Animal Species:Common Blossom Bat
Common Blossom Bats often hover in front of flowers as they feed from them. They are important pollinators of many rainforest plants.
Standard Common Name
Common Blossom Bat
Common Blossom Bats roost on tree branches, hidden by leaves, in rainforest, wet eucalypt forests and paperbark swamps.
Feeding and Diet
Common Blossom Bats eat the nectar and pollen of bottlebrush, paperbark, banksia and gum tree blossoms. They have a long, narrow face and a very long, thin tongue with brush-like tip which helps them collect nectar and pollen from flowers.
Common Blossom Bats are vulnerable to loss of feeding and roosting habitat from clearing of forests for agriculture and housing estates.