Animal Species:Hill's Sheathtail Bat

Hill's Sheathtail Bats were only recognised as a separate species in 1980. Before that they were confused with Common Sheathtail Bats.

Hill's Sheathtail Bat

GB Baker  © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Hill's Sheathtail Bat

Habitat

Hill's Sheathtail Bats roost in caves and old mines. They often share their roosts with Common Sheathtail Bats.

Feeding and Diet

Hill's Sheathtail Bats feed on insects, but their diet is poorly known.

Life cycle

Female Hill's Sheathtail Bats have one baby during summer through to autumn.

Conservation Status

Hill's Sheathtail Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by mining, and loss of feeding habitat by clearing and land degradation from agriculture.

Classification

Species:
hilli
Genus:
Taphozous
Family:
Emballonuridae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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