Western broad-nosed bat

Western broad-nosed bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Species : Nycticeius balstoni


The Western broad-nosed bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the western broadnosed bat
A young / baby of a western broadnosed bat is called a 'pup'. A western broadnosed bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Some facts about the
Western broad-nosed bat

Adult weight : 0.012 kg (0.0264 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Gestation : 210 days

Weaning : 29 days

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.002 kg (0.0044 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.006 kg (0.0132 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the western broad-nosed bat

The Western Broad-nosed Bat is found in western NSW.

Species : balstoni Description The Western Broad-nosed bat is light grey-brown above, paler below, although the colour can be highly variable.

Western Broad-nosed bats are, as in all insectivorous bat species, highly susceptible to insecticides both directly and indirectly (on their food source).

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