Animal Species:Beccari's Freetail Bat
Beccari's Freetail Bats were only recognised as a separate species in the 1960s.
Standard Common Name
Beccari's Freetail Bat
Beccari's Mastiff Bat
Beccari's Freetail Bats roost in tree hollows and under roofs. They roost together in colonies of around 50 bats.
Feeding and Diet
Beccari's Freetail Bats eat beetles, leaf hoppers, weevils, flies, moths and grasshoppers. They fly quickly over water in a range of forest types.
Beccari's Freetail Bat is vulnerable to the loss of tree hollows and the loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.