Birds eating bats!

To: "Rosemary Royle" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Birds eating bats!
From: "Wendy" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 09:38:22 +1100
Hi Rosemary,
Many Autralian micro-bats shelter by day in tree hollows, some also under
loose bark. My guess is that this would be where a foraging Currawong would
happen upon such a meal.

Just glancing at a reference book I also note that Gould's Wattle Bat
"roosting sites include tree spouts, BIRDS NESTS......."* and interestingly
Chocolate Wattle Bat "individuals are known to hibernate in abandoned nests
of Fairy Martins"*

Wendy Moore

* Source:
The Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals
Ed. Ronald Strahan
Publ. Angus & Robertson 1983

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