Fast Facts

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

Northern Long-eared Bats roost in tree hollows and occasionally in roofs.

Habitat

Northern Long-eared Bats roost in tree hollows and occasionally in roofs.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

Northern Long-eared Bats feed on dung-eating insects and other ground-dwelling insects. They fly close to the ground with fluttering flight and land on the ground to catch their prey.

Life history cycle

Northern Long-eared Bats, like other long-eared bats, give birth to twins. Babies are thought to be born in mid-summer.

Conservation status

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