Animal Species:Gould's Wattled Bat

In northern regions Gould's Wattled Bats are active all year round.

Gould's Wattled Bat, in hand

R Sadlier ©  Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Gould's Wattled Bat

Habitat

Gould's Wattled Bats roost in hollows in old trees, occasionally in ceilings or basements of buildings. They roost together in colonies of around 30 bats, sometimes smaller and other times larger.

Feeding and Diet

Gould's Wattled Bat feed on a variety of insects, including scarab beetles, caterpillars, crickets and moths,depending on the time of year.

Life cycle

In southern areas Gould's Wattled Bats hibernate during the winter. Females often have twin babies and give birth at different times depending on where they live.

Economic/social impacts

Gould's Wattled 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:
gouldii
Genus:
Chalinolobus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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