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MicrobatMicrochiroptera sp. (suborder)

1 A microbat at Deakin, ACT

Microchiroptera sp. (suborder) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2018

Identification history

Microbat Microchiroptera sp. (suborder) 16 May 2018 MichaelMulvaney1.1K
Unidentified 25 Feb 2018 michaelb5.9K

Author's notes

At least 13 bats leaving hollow between 8.25 pm and 8.30 pm. Observed on other nights as well. Photo is a composite of frames from a short video, as it was too difficult to get photos. Many thanks to Ben Appleton.

4 comments

MPennay wrote:
   16 May 2018
Great photo, the profile looks like Wattled bats (Chalinolobus spp) , -most likely Gould's wattled bats, but its not really possible to ID from the photo.
MichaelMulvaney1.1K wrote:
   17 May 2018
Thanks Mike - when you lent us the bat recorder we picked up 5 bat species on Red Hill of which Gould's wattled Bat was both the most abundant and widespread species.
JackyF166 wrote:
   17 May 2018
Many thanks. There is a second roost nearby.
michaelb5.9K wrote:
   17 May 2018
Hi guys
Would we be able to apply a scientific name here, perhaps "Microchiroptera sp. (suborder)",
with "Unidentified microbat" as the common name?

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Nearby sightings

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Cracticus torquatus at Hughes, ACT - 31 Jul 2018
Chenonetta jubata at Deakin, ACT - 21 Jul 2018
Chenonetta jubata at Deakin, ACT - 1 Jul 2018
Calotis lappulacea at Deakin, ACT - 21 Jun 2018
Xerochrysum viscosum at Deakin, ACT - 10 May 2018
Apina callisto at Deakin, ACT - 11 Apr 2018
Apina callisto at Deakin, ACT - 8 Apr 2018
Hednota species near grammellus at Deakin, ACT - 5 Apr 2018
Calotis lappulacea at Deakin, ACT - 23 Mar 2018
Corcorax melanorhamphos at Deakin, ACT - 28 Feb 2018
Cassinia quinquefaria at Hughes, ACT - 4 Feb 2018
Petaurus breviceps at Hughes, ACT - 1 Feb 2018
Petaurus breviceps at Hughes, ACT - 1 Feb 2018
Myrmecia nigriceps at Hughes, ACT - 31 Jan 2018
Chrysocephalum apiculatum at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2018
Cracticus torquatus at Deakin, ACT - 16 Jan 2018
Pogona barbata at Hughes, ACT - 15 Jan 2018
Platycercus eximius at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2018
Ninox boobook at Hughes, ACT - 28 Dec 2017
Apis mellifera at Hughes, ACT - 28 Dec 2017
Chrysocephalum apiculatum at Deakin, ACT - 12 Dec 2017
Cracticus torquatus at Deakin, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Pogona barbata at Hughes, ACT - 9 Nov 2017
Macropus giganteus at Deakin, ACT - 7 Nov 2017
Calotis lappulacea at Deakin, ACT - 27 Oct 2017
Platycercus elegans at Deakin, ACT - 15 Oct 2017
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Deakin, ACT - 6 Aug 2017

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 28 Jan 2018 12:00 AM Recorded on
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