Animal Species:Northern Pipistrelle

The Northern Pipistrelle is one of Australia's smallest bats, weighing about 3 grams.

Standard Common Name

Northern Pipistrelle

Habitat

Northern Pipistrelles probably roost in hollows in old trees.

Feeding and Diet

Northern Pipistrelles eat flying insects such as moths and small beetles. Forage above small creeks and tidal waterways in mangrove forests with a fluttering, acrobatic flight.

Mating and reproduction

Northern Pipistrelles are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, and clearing for agriculture.

Classification

Species:
westralis
Genus:
Pipistrellus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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