Animal Species:Inland Forest Bat

Inland Forest Bats roost in hollows of old trees that are extremely small and in trees that may be only a few metres high.

Standard Common Name

Inland Forest Bat

Habitat

Inland Forest Bats live in many different habitats across inland Australia from savannah to woodlands.

Feeding and Diet

The diet of the Inland Forest Bat is poorly known, but it includes moths.

Feeding Habit

arthropod-feeder

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Other behaviours and adaptations

Inland Forest Bats roost in hollows of old trees that are extremely small and in trees that may be only a few metres high. Sometimes they will use abandoned buildings. Numbers in their colonies range from a few to more than 50 individuals.

Life history mode

nocturnal

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Economic/social impacts

Inland Forest Bats are vulnerable to the loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, extensive clearing of vegetation and land degradation from agriculture.

Classification

Species:
baverstocki
Genus:
Vespadelus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Class:
Mammalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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