Animal Species:Little Broad-nosed Bat

In southern Australia Little Broad-nosed Bats mate before winter and females give birth to twins in summer.

Little Broad-nosed Bat

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Standard Common Name

Little Broad-nosed Bat

Habitat

Little Broad-nosed Bats roost in hollows in old, unused buildings, inside hollow fence posts and even underneath the metal caps on top of telegraph poles. They roost together in colonies of two to twenty bats.

Feeding and Diet

Little Broad-nosed Bats feed on flying insects, including mosquitoes. They fly along creek edges and over waterholes as they catch their prey in flight. They also skim over the water surface to take drinks.

Mating and reproduction

In southern Australia Little Broad-nosed Bats mate before winter and females give birth to twins in summer.

Conservation Status

Little 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:
greyii
Genus:
Scotorepens
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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