The up-to-date field guide to Australian bats, complete with identification keys, colour photographs of every species, distribution maps and full descriptions.
An identification guide to all 75 species of bats known from Australia. The species are illustrated with colour photographs, and each species account includes a detailed description of the bat, measurements, a distribution map and notes on where they live, what they eat, and how they find food and reproduce.
The book also provides general information on these fascinating animals: their evolution, why they hang upside down, roosting and reproduction, echolocation, and how to catch, survey and care for bats, including health hazards for carers. An identification key to the eight Australian bat families is provided, with important features illustrated by line drawings and photographs, as well as illustrated keys to all the species.