By: Sue Churchill
255 pages, Col photos, line illus, maps
Lavishly illustrated, comprehensive guide to all 75 known species of bat living in Australia. Following an all-about-bats introduction, each species is given a dedicated entry which includes: popular name and Latin nomenclature, plus discovery date; distribution - with cameo map; description - with full color photograph; roost habits and habitats; diet and foraging; reproduction; additional notes and references; plus Glossary, Bibliography, and Indices. "Australian Bats" also features general information on these fascinating animals - their evolution, why they hang upside-down, how echo location works, plus how to survey and care for bats.
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Sue Churchill has more than 25 years of experience as a wildlife ecologist specializing in mammal ecology - particularly bats.
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