Animal Species:Eastern Freetail Bat

Eastern Freetail or Mastiff Bats live in a wide range of habitats from tall open forest to open woodland and dry sclerophyll forest.

Eastern Freetail Bat

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Standard Common Name

Eastern Freetail Bat

Alternative Name/s

Eastern Mastiff Bat

Habitat

Eastern Freetail Bats roost in tree hollows and spouts.

Feeding and Diet

In Victoria, Eastern Freetail Bats eat bugs, ants and beetles.

Conservation Status

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

Classification

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

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