Fast Facts

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

Very little is known about Pygmy Long-eared Bats but they are usually found near permanent water.

Habitat

Pygmy Long-eared Bats have been seen roosting in palms and pandanus thickets.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

Pygmy Long-eared Bats feed on bugs, beetles and wasps. They fly close to water as they hunt for their prey.

Conversation status

Pygmy Long-eared Bats are vulnerable to loss of roosting sites and adverse changes to feeding areas from clearing of vegetation and land degradation from agricultural activities.