Animal Species:Southern Forest Bat

Southern Forest Bats hibernate during winter and females give birth to one baby in early summer.

Standard Common Name

Southern Forest Bat

Habitat

Southern Forest Bats roost in hollows in old trees and under the bark of trees. They roost together in small groups and often share their roosts with Lesser Long-eared Bats.

Seasonality

Southern Forest Bats hibernate during winter.

Feeding and Diet

Southern Forest Bats feed on insects.

Life cycle

Female Southern Forest Bats give birth to one baby in early summer after forming maternity colonies in spring.

Conservation Status

Southern Forest 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:
regulus
Genus:
Vespadelus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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