Bats in the bird nests

To: "Graham Turner" <>, "Syd Curtis" <>, "Greg & Val Clancy" <>, "bird" <>
Subject: Bats in the bird nests
From: "John Harris" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 09:19:58 +1000
Hi Syd and Greg,
Another possibility is Golden-tipped Bat, Kerivoula papuensis, is also known 
for residing in abandoned nests.  Definitely in the right location as i have 
trapped them at O'Reilly's.  From memory, i think that Strachan and or 
Menkhorst/Knight mentions this residing habit.

A great little bat to see in the hand :)

Yours in all things "green"


John Harris
President, Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE)
Environmental Education Officer
Donvale Christian College
155 Tindals Rd Donvale 3111
03 9844 2471
0409 090 955

>>> "Greg & Val Clancy" <> 21/08/2008 8:27 am >>>
Hi Syd,

The taxonomy and distribution of the Eptesicus bats has changed greatly
since the Australian Museum Mammal Book was first published.  Australian 
members of Eptesicus are now referred to as Vespadelus and Vespadelus
darlingtoni (Large Forest Bat), Vespadelus pumilus (Eastern Forest Bat),
Vespadelus regulus (Regal Vespadelus) and Vespadelus troughtoni (Troughton's
Vespadelus) all occur in south-east Queensland.  Vespadelus vulturnus (Pale
Vespadelus or Little Forest Bat) occurs up to the Queensland border so
probably also creeps into the area.


Greg Clancy

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