Animal Species:Hoary Wattled Bat

Hoary Wattled Bats get their name from their fur which has long, white-tipped hairs that give it a frosted, 'hoary' look. These bats were not recognised as a separate species until the 1960s.

Hoary Wattled Bat on tree

GA Hoye ©  Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Hoary Wattled Bat

Habitat

Hoary Wattled Bats roost in tree hollows and rock fissures.

Feeding and Diet

Hoary Wattled Bats feed on insects including flies, moths, crickets, cicadas, and ants and spiders. They catch some prey in flight but can also land and crawl quickly after non-flying prey.

Conservation Status

Hoary 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:
nigrogriseus
Genus:
Chalinolobus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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