Animal Species:Inland Broad-nosed Bat

Inland Broad-nosed Bats mate before winter and females give birth to one or two babies in summer. When the babies are five weeks old they can fly and hunt on their own.

Inland Broad-nosed Bat

R & A Williams © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Inland Broad-nosed Bat

Habitat

Inland Broad-nosed Bats roost in hollows of old trees and, occasionally, in buildings where they share roosts with large colonies of Little Mastiff Bats.

Feeding and Diet

Inland Broad-nosed Bats eat flying insects, including mosquitoes. They fly over water to catch their prey in flight.

Conservation Status

Inland Broad-nosed 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:
balstoni
Genus:
Scotorepens
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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