Tadarida australis (white-striped free-tailed bats) occurs naturally in Australia. These bats range through the entire continent, excluding the northern coastal area.
During Australia's coldest months (June through August), these bats migrate north to areas with warmer nighttime temperatures and, therefore, higher insect populations.
Biogeographic Regions: australian (Native )
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