Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    baverstocki
    Genus
    Vespadelus
    Family
    Vespertilionidae
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Class
    Mammalia
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Life history mode
    nocturnal
  • Feeding Habits
    arthropod-feeder

Introduction

Inland Forest Bats roost in hollows of old trees that are extremely small and in trees that may be only a few metres high.

Habitat

Inland Forest Bats live in many different habitats across inland Australia from savannah to woodlands.

Distribution

Feeding and diet

The diet of the Inland Forest Bat is poorly known, but it includes moths.

Other behaviours and adaptations

Inland Forest Bats roost in hollows of old trees that are extremely small and in trees that may be only a few metres high. Sometimes they will use abandoned buildings. Numbers in their colonies range from a few to more than 50 individuals.

Economic impacts

Inland Forest Bats are vulnerable to the loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, extensive clearing of vegetation and land degradation from agriculture.