Eastern Broad-nosed bat , Scotorepens orion Click to enlarge image
Eastern Broad-nosed bat climbing down tree trunk. South-eastern Broad-nosed Bats roost in the hollows in old trees but also occasionally buildings. Image: G A Hoye
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

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

South-eastern Broad-nosed Bats are mostly found in areas east of the Great Dividing Range in tall wet forest or rainforest, but they have also been found in low open forest near Canberra.

Habitat

South-eastern Broad-nosed Bats roost in the hollows in old trees but also occasionally buildings. They have been recorded from tree hollows some 7 metres above the ground.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

The diet of South-eastern Broad-nosed Bats is not known.

Conservation status

South-eastern 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.