Animal Species:Eastern Forest Bat

Although a small bat, The Eastern Forest Bat prefers hollows in the largest old trees for nursery colonies. Not much is known about this bat.

Standard Common Name

Eastern Forest Bat

Habitat

Eastern Forest Bats roost in hollows of old eucalypts; some individuals roost under loose bark.

Feeding and Diet

Eastern Forest Bats eat small moths, flies and mosquitoes.

Economic/social impacts

Eastern Forest Bats are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.

Classification

Species:
pumilus
Genus:
Vespadelus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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