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Please note that this list was produced from a fauna investigation on a 2ha area within Oolong.
The variety of roosts in the several abandoned mine shafts and adits, which are still accessible, indicates suitable conditions for breeding. A Bat Survey was carried out on 17 March, 2007 by Michael Pennay (Project no.21) at Dalton Park and Oolong Sanctuary, as part of Project no. 21, proves that the mine adits provide habitat for numerous hollow dependent and two cave dependent species, one of them, the Large Bent-wing Bat, is listed in the NSW Threatened Species Act. The author states that: "The Oolong Sanctuary forms a regionally important habitat linkage between other natural areas. Most bats observed were hollow roosting bats, the vegetation corridor along Bush’s Road and mature paddock trees adjacent to the road providing exceptional habitat for hollow roosting microbats. The management of the area as a conservation reserve is highly commended for this reason." (Click to read survey)

To enable quick identification in the field and to get essential details, we highly recommend readers to use the following field guide, which has been the the first comprehensive field guide to Australian mammals ever produced: (We are searching for the new address of the Publishers! Permission requested but returned to us as "Unknown at this address")

(Please note that we are using the illustrations temporarely and they will be removed unless the publisher permission is forthcoming)

KEY GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN MAMMAL
by
LEONARD CRONIN
illustrated by
MARION WESTMACOTT
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White-striped (free tail) Mastiff bat (Tadarida australis)



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Lesser Long-eared bat (Nyctophilus geoffroyi)



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Gould's Long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi)

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Gould's wattled bat (Chalinolobus gouldii)

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Chocolate wattled bat (Chalinolobus morio)

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Southern Forest (King river) bat (Vespadelus regulus)

The following previously recognised species have been confirmed in the second survey carried out by Michael Pennay on 17 March, 2007 (Project no.21):

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Yellow-bellied Sheathtail bat*(Saccolaimus flaviventris)


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Large Bent-wing Bat*(Miniopterus schreibersii oceanensis)

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Eastern Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus megaphyllus)


 

*Listed in the NSW Threatened Species Act





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