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

Alternative Name/s

Northern Mastiff Bat

Habitat

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.

Conservation Status

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.

Classification

Species:
jobensis
Genus:
Chaerephon
Family:
Molossidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Class:
Mammalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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