Animal Species:Flute-nosed Bat

Flute-nosed Bats, wrap their wings around their body like fruit bats but hold the wings away from their chest so that they act like an umbrella. It is thought that this would help them to stay dry in their misty, wet habitat.

Standard Common Name

Flute-nosed Bat

Habitat

Flute-nosed Bats roost only in the misty, mountainous rainforests of northeastern Queensland.

Feeding and Diet

Flute-nosed Bats forage around the tops of flowering trees eating both insects and nectar from the flowers. Spiders also appear to be an important part of their diet.

Conservation Status

Flute-nosed Bats are vulnerable to loss of feeding habitat by forestry operations, and clearing and land degradation from agriculture.

Classification

Species:
florium
Genus:
Murina
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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