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MicrobatNyctophilus sp.

long-eared bat at Dignams Creek, NSW

Nyctophilus sp. at Dignams Creek, NSW - 18 Jan 2019

Identification history

Microbat Nyctophilus sp. 21 Jan 2019 JackieMiles
Microbat Nyctophilus sp. 21 Jan 2019 Maggie1

Author's notes

I think this is Gould’s long- eared bat as the post-nasal ridge did not appear to be as developed as in Lesser long-eared bat. Underparts appeared pale grey.

3 comments

   21 Jan 2019
Hi Maggie, if the poor little critter was dead, as it appears, could you get a close-up shot of its muzzle so we can have a look at this post-nasal ridge business? I'm not so sure about the belly fur, as some of it looks quite whitish. Also measurements could be helpful. The length of the forearm bone between the thumb which is the little hook on the wing joint and the start of the next bone back towards the shoulder might help distinguish between gouldii (40-48mm) and geoffroyi (32-42mm according to my bat book). Otherwise we can just confirm it as Nyctophilus sp.
Maggie1 wrote:
   21 Jan 2019
sorry the find was a few days ago and body has been disposed of.
   21 Jan 2019
Damn. Next time stick it in the fridge! You never know when it might be useful.

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Nearby Sightings

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Tyto javanica (Eastern Barn Owl) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 25 May 2019 Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 18 Mar 2019 Ocybadistes walkeri (TBC) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 18 Mar 2019 Amenia imperialis (Yellow-headed blowfly) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Mar 2019 Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 8 Mar 2019 Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 3 Mar 2019 Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 3 Mar 2019 Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis (Eastern long-necked turtle) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 23 Sep 2018 Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Spider ant) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 19 Sep 2018 Morelia spilota spilota (Diamond Python) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 17 Sep 2018 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 7 Sep 2018 Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 4 Sep 2018 Spodoptera picta at Dignams Creek, NSW - 6 May 2018 Psophodes olivaceus (Eastern Whipbird) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 3 May 2018 Meliphaga lewinii (Lewin's Honeyeater) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 1 May 2018 Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 29 Apr 2018 Apis (Apis) mellifera (Honey Bee) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 21 Apr 2018 Leucosarcia melanoleuca (Wonga Pigeon) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Apr 2018 Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Apr 2018 Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Apr 2018 Melithreptus (Eidopsarus) brevirostris (Brown-headed Honeyeater) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Apr 2018 Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 4 Apr 2018 Amyema cambagei (Needle-leaf Mistletoe) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 17 Oct 2017 Argiope keyserlingi (St Andrew's Cross Spider) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 13 Dec 2016 Ardea (Ardea) pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 6 Apr 2016
Tyto javanica (Eastern Barn Owl) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 25 May 2019
Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 18 Mar 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (TBC) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 18 Mar 2019
Amenia imperialis (Yellow-headed blowfly) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Mar 2019
Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 8 Mar 2019
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 3 Mar 2019
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 3 Mar 2019
Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis (Eastern long-necked turtle) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 23 Sep 2018
Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Spider ant) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 19 Sep 2018
Morelia spilota spilota (Diamond Python) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 17 Sep 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 7 Sep 2018
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 4 Sep 2018
Spodoptera picta at Dignams Creek, NSW - 6 May 2018
Psophodes olivaceus (Eastern Whipbird) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 3 May 2018
Meliphaga lewinii (Lewin's Honeyeater) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 1 May 2018
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 29 Apr 2018
Apis (Apis) mellifera (Honey Bee) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 21 Apr 2018
Leucosarcia melanoleuca (Wonga Pigeon) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Apr 2018
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Apr 2018
Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Apr 2018
Melithreptus (Eidopsarus) brevirostris (Brown-headed Honeyeater) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 15 Apr 2018
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 4 Apr 2018
Amyema cambagei (Needle-leaf Mistletoe) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 17 Oct 2017
Argiope keyserlingi (St Andrew's Cross Spider) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 13 Dec 2016
Ardea (Ardea) pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Dignams Creek, NSW - 6 Apr 2016

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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