Animal Species:Little Bent-wing Bat
Many hundreds of Little Bent-wing Bats roost together in a colony, often sharing their roosts with Common Bent-wing Bats.
Standard Common Name
Little Bent-wing Bat
Little Bent-wing Bats roost in caves and mine tunnels, and also tree hollows. Many hundreds of these bats roost together in a colony. Often they share their roosting site with colonies of Common Bent-wing Bats.
Feeding and Diet
Little Bent-wing Bats feed on small insects that fly beneath the canopy of thick forests. They are agile fliers, having to manoeuvre through the trees to catch their prey.
Female Little Bent-wing Bats have a single baby in summer. They leave their babies in nursery caves at night to go and hunt, returning in the morning.
Little Bent-wing Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by limestone mining, and loss of feeding habitat by forestry operations, clearing and land degradation from agriculture.