Animal Species:South-western Freetail Bat

South-western Freetail Bats have been found in a variety of habitats from tall forests to open woodland, mallee and coastal heathland, yet little is known about their natural history.

South-western Freetail Bat

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Standard Common Name

South-western Freetail Bat

Alternative Name/s

South-western Mastiff Bat

Habitat

South-western Freetail Bats have been found roosting in tree hollows.

Feeding and Diet

The South-western Freetail Bat's diet is not known.

Conservation Status

South-western Freetail Bats is vulnerable to loss of tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.

Classification

Genus:
Mormopterus
Family:
Molossidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Class:
Mammalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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