The White-striped Freetail Bat is the largest of all the free-tail bats and is one of the few microbats with echolocation calls that can be heard by humans. They are known as freetail bats because part of their bony tail extends beyond the tail membrane.
White-striped Freetail Bats roost in hollows in old trees and under loose bark, in dead stumps and the ceilings of buildings. Up to several hundred bats live together in a colony.
Feeding and diet
White-striped Freetail Bats feed on flying insects above the tree canopy. They fly quickly and eat their prey as they fly.
White-striped Freetail Bats are vulnerable to loss of tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.