Animal Species:Northern Freetail Bat
Northern Freetail or Mastiff Bats are found only in the tropics. Little is known about their lifestyle.
Standard Common Name
Northern Freetail Bat
Northern Mastiff Bat
Northern Freetail Bats usually roost in hollows in old trees, also caves and buildings. They roost together in large colonies.
Feeding and Diet
Insects. They fly fast and straight through open forests rather than thick forests hunting for prey.
Northern Freetail Bats are vulnerable to destruction of roost sites in caves by mining, tree hollows by clearing for agriculture, disturbance by human visitors to cave roosts and changes to feeding areas by agricultural activities.