Southern Bent-wing Bat
Miniopterus schreibersii bassanii
Generally roosts in caves, road culverts, stormwater drains and old mines. Southern colonies hibernate during the colder winter months in hibernation caves. During October-November, maternity caves are used. Single young are born in December-mid January.
As bats moult, areas of bright rufous fur appear. Older bats appear ginger coloured.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
These bats commonly have many ectoparasites attached to the wing membrane and fur. These are small orange bat-flies (Streblidae).
Open grasslands, open woodland, wet and dry sclerophyll forest, rainforest, moonsoon forests and paperbark forests.
Native to Australia