Eastern broad-nosed bat

Eastern broad-nosed bat

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Scotorepens orion

This species is limited to the coastline East of the Great Dividing Range with individuals also been identified around Cairns. They are dark brown in colour with a pug-like nose.

Habitat

They have been found in rainforest, tall wet forest, vine forest, low open forest and in timbered urban areas. They have been identified roosting up to 7 m off the ground in the hollows of manna gums. Little is known of their feeding habits.

Breeding

A single young is born in late November or early December.

Predators and Threats

Goannas, hawks and owls. Tree hollow and habitat loss.

 

Photo:  Les Hall

Sources:
Churchill, S. (2008) Australian Bats (2nd Edition). Allen and Unwin, Sydney.
Hall, L. (2009) Bats, A Wild Australia Guide. Steve Parish Publishing, Queensland.
Atlas of Living Australia