Animal Species:Eastern Tube-nosed Bat

Eastern Tube-nosed Bats often fly very close to the ground as they search for food.

Eastern Tube-nosed Bat

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Standard Common Name

Eastern Tube-nosed Bat

Identification

Eastern Tube-nosed Bats have nostrils shaped like tubes but it is not clear what the tubes do.

Habitat

Eastern Tube-nosed Bats roost on branches of trees. They do not appear to roost together in groups. They prefer to roost in thick vegetation and when they wrap themselves in their wings they are well camouflaged.

Feeding and Diet

Eastern Tube-nosed Bats feed on the nectar and pollen of native blossoms and native and introduced fruit. They eat introduced guava fruits on trees that are very close to the ground.

Communication

Eastern Tube-nosed Bats make a whistling call.

Conservation Status

Eastern Tube-nosed Bats are vulnerable to habitat destruction because it prefers rainforest areas and much of its habitat has already been destroyed.

Classification

Species:
robinsoni
Genus:
Nyctimene
Family:
Pteropodidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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