Nyctophilus spp.

Long-eared Bat



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I have no idea of which species but this bat was active in the area for about 15 minutes.

Date & Time

2017-03-28 12:56 PM [Melbourne]


-37.804777 , 144.297617 : 238.178 m

Near Balliang VIC 3340, Australia


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  1. Chris Lindorff  From a number of the frames, you can clearly make out the long tail. This could indicate a freetail bat (Mormopterus spp.) Also seems to be a large microbat.

    Reply • 03 Apr 2017

  2. Lawrie Conole  From the fluttery flight, broad wings and large ears I'd suggest this is much more likely to be a long-eared bat (Nyctophilus sp). Little freetails are nowhere near as maneuverable as that and have much narrower wings - the tip of the tail would be free, but this one is fully enclosed in the tail membrane.

    Reply • 03 Apr 2017

  3. Lawrie Conole  Nyctophilus spp. species id suggested

    Reply • 03 Apr 2017

  4. Lawrie Conole  Not enough resolution to suggest whether N. geoffroyi or N. gouldi. Both are possible in or near the Brisbane Ranges.

    Reply • 03 Apr 2017

  5. Cathy Powers  Thank you Chris and Lawrie. Your comments certainly made me look closer at the video.

    Reply • 03 Apr 2017

NS Observation No. 58DF3735ED2A896341002864
Created 2017-04-01 04:18 PM (almost 3 years ago)
Created By Cathy Powers
Updated 2017-04-01 04:19 PM (almost 3 years ago)
Updated By Cathy Powers
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