Scotorepens greyii
Bat, Little Broad-nosed GL-30894.tif Image: Greg Little
Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    greyii
    Genus
    Scotorepens
    Family
    Vespertilionidae
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Subclass
    Eutheria
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

In southern Australia Little Broad-nosed Bats mate before winter and females give birth to twins in summer.

Habitat

Little Broad-nosed Bats roost in hollows in old, unused buildings, inside hollow fence posts and even underneath the metal caps on top of telegraph poles. They roost together in colonies of two to twenty bats.

Distribution

Feeding and diet

Little Broad-nosed Bats feed on flying insects, including mosquitoes. They fly along creek edges and over waterholes as they catch their prey in flight. They also skim over the water surface to take drinks.

Breeding behaviours

In southern Australia Little Broad-nosed Bats mate before winter and females give birth to twins in summer.

Conversation status

Little Broad-nosed Bats are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.