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Scientists study suburban microbats

Discover the tiny bats that live in Australian backyards in urban areas, including large cities. Watch this clip to learn more about these elusive Australian mammals, and to find out about a large-scale survey undertaken in Melbourne. Scientist, Dr Rodney van der Ree, addresses a group of volunteers in the field and explains ...

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Observing a flying fox

Take a close look at the flying mammal called the flying fox, or fruit bat. Watch these furry flyers as they leave their roosts to find food. Discover how and why they climb trees. See how these animals fly like birds but are not birds.

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A song about flying foxes

Have you seen a flying fox which is a type of fruit bat? Don Spencer uses descriptive words and phrases in his flying fox song to help us understand these animals and explore a day in their life.

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Australian animals

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - communities of Australian animals, animals in art and stories, vertebrates and invertebrates. Images, including photographs, scientific illustrations and Indigenous art, depict some well-known and some lesser known Australian animals. ...

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National parks: Daintree

This is a colour clip showing the landscapes, flora and fauna of the Daintree National Park, part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage area. The clip opens with a description of the area's connection with the ancient rainforests of Gondwana. This is followed by scenes of reptiles, birds including the southern ...

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Pekapeka

This is an image of a pekapeka ('Mystacina tuberculata', lesser short-tailed bat) preserved by taxidermy. One of only two native land mammals in New Zealand, it is endangered like New Zealand’s other land mammal, the long-tailed bat. Short-tailed bats weigh just 12-15 grams, have large pointed ears, and are a mousy-grey ...

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A flying fox or fruit bat in 1966

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a male grey-headed fruit bat hanging upside down in vegetation.

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Eastern horseshoe bat skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of an eastern horseshoe bat ('Rhinolophus megaphyllus'). This museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a thick black scale line representing 1 cm. (Classification ...

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Lesser long-eared bat skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a lesser long-eared bat ('Nyctophilus geoffroyi'). This museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a thick black scale line representing 1 cm. (Classification ...

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Little red flying-fox skull

This is a colour photograph of the internal skull of a little red flying-fox ('Pteropus scapulatus'). This museum specimen displays two components of the skull: the braincase with fused rostrum and the lower jaw. This image has a pale background and includes a thick black scale line representing 2 cm. (Classification - ...