Animal Species:Western False Pipistrelle

Western False Pipistrelles live mainly in wet sclerophyll forests of Karri, Jarrah and Tuart eucalypts. They are fast, direct, high fliers which have been caught in the forest 8 metres above the ground.

Standard Common Name

Western False Pipistrelle

Habitat

Western False Pipistrelles roost in hollows in old trees, branches and stumps, in colonies of 5 to 30 bats.

Feeding and Diet

Western False Pipistrelles eat flying-insects caught in the spaces between canopy and understorey of tall forest trees.

Conservation Status

Western False Pipistrelles 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:
mackenziei
Genus:
Falsistrellus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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