Animal Species:Northern Long-eared Bat

Northern Long-eared Bats roost in tree hollows and occasionally in roofs.

Standard Common Name

Northern Long-eared Bat

Habitat

Northern Long-eared Bats roost in tree hollows and occasionally in roofs.

Feeding and Diet

Northern Long-eared Bats feed on dung-eating insects and other ground-dwelling insects. They fly close to the ground with fluttering flight and land on the ground to catch their prey.

Life cycle

Northern Long-eared Bats, like other long-eared bats, give birth to twins. Babies are thought to be born in mid-summer.

Conservation Status

Northern Long-eared 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:
bifax
Genus:
Nyctophilus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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