Animal Species:Little Pied Bat

Little Pied Bats have been found roosting in places where the temperature reaches more than 40 degrees Celsius. They must roost in places near water.

Little Pied Bat, in flight

GB Baker © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Little Pied Bat

Habitat

Little Pied Bats roost in dry caves, mines and disused houses and possibly tree hollows. They roost together in small groups of 20 to 40 bats.

Feeding and Diet

Little Pied Bats feed on insects, but exact diet is not known.

Economic/social impacts

Little Pied 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:
picatus
Genus:
Chalinolobus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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