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Parkes has or used to have 40 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Corben's Long-eared Bat.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Corben's Long-eared Bat

Corben's Long-eared Bat

Nyctophilus corbeni

Status: Vulnerable

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Nyctophilus corbeni is found across 13 electorates.

This microbat species has a scattered distribution mostly within the Murray-Darling Basin, but with┬ásome records outside of this area. It is more common in box, ironbark and cypress pine woodland on the western slopes and plains. Its stronghold seems to be the Pilliga Scrub. It roosts in tree hollows, crevices and under loose bark. It is a slow flying agile bat that hunts for non-flying prey, especially caterpillars and beetles.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Parkes has or used to have 37 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Corben's Long-eared Bat but they're just as important.

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