Animal Species:Golden-tipped Bat

Until 1981 it was thought that Golden-tipped Bats were extinct in Australia and only living in Papua New Guinea. However they have since been widely found in eastern Australia but are uncommon.

Standard Common Name

Golden-tipped Bat

Habitat

Golden-tipped Bats roost in abandoned hanging birds nests in rainforest, and in tree hollows in rainforest.

Feeding and Diet

Golden-tipped Bats feed almost entirely on orb-weaving spiders. They can hover and fly slowly, which helps them to get through the thick vegetation where they hunt for prey.

Economic/social impacts

Golden-tipped Bats are vulnerable to loss of feeding habitat by forestry operations, and clearing and land degradation from agriculture. Much of its preferred rainforest habitat has already been destroyed.

Classification

Species:
papuensis
Genus:
Kerivoula
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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