Chaerephon jobensis

Chaerephon jobensis

(Northern Freetail Bat)

FAMILY

Molossidae

Species

Chaerephon jobensis

Common name

Northern Freetail Bat

Main colour; forearm

Red-brown; forearm 4.6-5.2 cm

Mature weight

16-28 g

Location

Townsville

Description

This insectivorous bat forages above the canopy, it roots in tree hollows, caves and buildings. The fur on the back is short and a rich dark, reddish brown, the belly fur is a grey-brown and paler.