Short-eared bat

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Author: Chermundy

Short-eared bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Emballonuridae
Species : Cyttarops alecto


The Short-eared bat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the shorteared bat
A young / baby of a shorteared bat is called a 'pup'. A shorteared bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the short-eared bat

Kaka, Yellowhead, and (in the evenings) short-eared bats, are features of the Eglington Valley.

This big, short-eared bat is solitary by nature, usually flying high over treetops in late evening in its search for food.

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