Fast Facts

  • Australian Federal Conservation Status
    Endangered
  • Classification
    Species
    murrayi
    Genus
    Pipistrellus
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Subclass
    Eutheria
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Christmas Island Pipistrelles are the only microbats on Christmas Island.

Habitat

Christmas Island Pipistrelles live in both primary and regrowth forest.They roost in tree hollows and amongst rainforest vegetation.

Feeding and diet

Christmas Island Pipistrelles eat mostly moths but also beetles, ants, bugs and flies. They forage above and below the canopy, and are fast and manoeuvrable fliers.

Conservation status

Christmas Island Pipistrelles are listed as endangered.