Large-eared Pied Bat  |  

Chalinolobus dwyeri

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Large-eared Pied Bat is a medium-sized insectivorous bat measuring a total length of approximately 100 mm and weighing 7–12 grams. It has shiny, black fur on the body with a white stripe on the ventral side of the torso where it adjoins the wings and tail. The ears are large, and lobes of skin adorn the lower lip and between the corner of the mouth and the bottom of the ear. Its relatively short, broad wings suggest it flies slowly and with considerable maneuverability.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Chalinolobus dwyeri

    The longer term impacts of fire frequency and intensity on the Large eared Pied Bat are unknown.
    Fire Undertake surveys in known habitat to determine the impact of the 2019 2020 wildfires on the species.